Constitutive relations for fiber-reinforced inelastic laminated plates

J. Aboudi, Y. Benveniste

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Effective stress-strain relations for inelastic unidirectional composites developed previously are used to derive the gross constitutive behavior of inelastic laminates in which every lamina is fiber-reinforced. The laminated plate is subjected to stretching and bending deformation and the strain field is described by the Love-Kirchhoff hypothesis. The distribution of the resulting stresses across the thickness is necessarily nonlinear and a Legendre expansion formalism is used to determine the stress field. Results are given for cross-ply symmetric laminates under pure cylindrical bending.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1984


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