On the effective elastic properties of composites with evolving microcracking

A. A. Caiazzo, F. Costanzo

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The goal of this paper is to discuss the practical implementation of a thermodynamically based procedure for the derivation of the effective response functions of composites with evolving microstructure. An example of implementation of said procedure for the case of a linear elastic periodic composite with one growing crack is presented. This example is intended to show how the use of this procedure differs from a global-local approach and how it can be generalized to study complex microstructures characterized by many cracks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-163
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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