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Modeling of adaptive composite
Author(s): Sabine Denis; Elisabeth Gautier; Yting Wen; Alexander L. Roytburd
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Paper Abstract

The deformation of adaptive composite with active polydomain components has been calculated by finite element modeling (FEM). The average deformation, the distribution of stresses and the elastic energy of the composite as a function of different extent of twinning of the composite active component are calculated. Comparing the results of the FEM with the results of the analytical theory demonstrates the effect of the microstresses on the mechanics of the adaptive composite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3039, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (13 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276528
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Sabine Denis, Ecole des Mines de Nancy (France)
Elisabeth Gautier, Ecole des Mines de Nancy (France)
Yting Wen, Ecole des Mines de Nancy (France)
Alexander L. Roytburd, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3039:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra, Editor(s)

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