Effective stiffness theory for a laminated elastic-viscoplastic work-hardening composite

Jacob Aboudi*

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Effective stiffness theory is derived for modeling the dynamic behavior of a laminated composite material made of elastic-viscoplastic work-hardening constituents. The resulting theory represents the composite as a higher order continuum with microstructure, with the corresponding equations of motion and flow rules. The theory is illustrated and applied to obtain the dynamic response of a laminated slab subjected to time-dependent normal extended load in the direction of the layering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-431
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Air Force Office of Scientific Research


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