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Theory of adaptive composites
Author(s): Alexander L. Roytburd
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Paper Abstract

Layer composites containing adaptive polydomain components are considered. Polydomain structures can be result of constrained phase transformation. Polydomain structures consist of periodically alternating layers of different phases or differently oriented domains of product phase. The domain interface movement enables an additional mode of deformation. The theory predicts unusual physic and mechanical properties of composites, particularly, considerable decrease of the effective elastic moduli of composites, nonlinear stress-strain relations, critical behavior at decreasing thickness of an active layer. For ferroelectric or ferromagnetic polydomain components superelasticity can be governed and stiffed by the bias electric or magnetic field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3039, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (13 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276564
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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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