A new micromechanics model is presented which is capable of accurately estimating both the effective elastic constants of a periodic multiphase composite and the local stress and strain fields in the individual phases. The model is presently limited to materials characterized by constituent phases that are continuous in one direction, but arbitrarily distributed within the repeating unit cell which characterizes the material’s periodic microstructure. The model’s analytical framework is based on the homogenization technique for periodic media, but the method of solution for the local displacement and stress fields borrows concepts previously employed by the authors in constructing the higher-order theory for functionally graded materials, in contrast with the standard finite element solution method typically used in conjunction with the homogenization technique. The present approach produces a closed-form macroscopic constitutive equation for a periodic multiphase material valid for both uniaxial and multiaxial loading which, in turn, can be incorporated into a structural analysis computer code. The model’s predictive accuracy is demonstrated by comparison with reported results of detailed finite element analyses of periodic composites as well as with the classical elasticity solution for an inclusion in an infinite matrix.
Linear Thermoelastic Higher-Order Theory for Periodic Multiphase Materials
Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS. Manuscript received by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, August 21, 2000; final revision, February 12, 2001. Editor: L. T. Wheeler. Discussion on the paper should be addressed to the Editor, Prof. Lewis T. Wheeler, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4792, and will be accepted until four months after final publication of the paper itself in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS.
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Aboudi, J., Pindera, M., and Arnold, S. M. (February 12, 2001). "Linear Thermoelastic Higher-Order Theory for Periodic Multiphase Materials ." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. September 2001; 68(5): 697–707. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1381005
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