An improved means of obtaining the elastic constants of component-lead-board assemblages from two three-point bending tests and one four-point torsion test is proposed. The suggested method models the three-point bending test as an orthotropic plate and uses the experimentally obtained bending and torsion results in a standard nonlinear least square procedure to determine the rigidities in the x and y directions and the Poisson’s ratios directly. Numerical simulation of the method indicates that the beam model overestimates the elastic modulii by 4 to 7 percent and the corresponding rigidities by 7 to 13 percent.

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