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Composite materials whose phases have partially equal elastic moduli

Abstract : Hill [J. Mech. Phys. Solids 11 (1963) 357, 12 (1964) 199] discovered that, regardless of its microstructure, a linearly elastic composite of two isotropic phases with identical shear moduli is isotropic and has the effective shear modulus equal to the phase ones. The present work generalizes this result to anisotropic phase composites by showing and exploiting the fact that uniform strain and stress fields exist in every composite whose phases have certain common elastic moduli. Precisely, a coordinate-free condition is given to characterize this specific class of elastic composites; an efficient algebraic method is elaborated to find the uniform strain and stress fields of such a composite and to obtain the structure of the effective elastic moduli in terms of the phase ones; sufficient micro structure-independent conditions are deduced for the orthogonal group symmetry of the effective elastic moduli. These results are applied to elastic composites consisting of isotropic, transversely isotropic and orthotropic phases. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Qi-Chang He. Composite materials whose phases have partially equal elastic moduli. Mechanics of Materials, Elsevier, 2004, 36 (12), pp.1207--1215. ⟨10.1016/j.mechmat.2002.10.002⟩. ⟨hal-00694243⟩

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