A hybrid method to determine material parameters of composites

M.A.N. Hendriks, C.W.J. Oomens, J.D. Janssen

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This paper presents a method to determine parameters in constitutive equations, used for the description of the mechanical behaviour of composites. The method is based on: numerical analysis, strain distribution measurements and systems identification techniques. The method is especially suitable to study the behaviour of inhomogeneous materials. By means of a simulation it will be shown that for a solid with a varying fibre direction it is possible to estimate the stiffness parameters as well as the local fibre directions from one single test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical identification of composites
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the European Mechanics Colloquium 269, 'Experimental Identification of the Mechanical Characteristics of Composite Materials and Structures' held in Saint-Etienne, France, 3-6 December, 1990
EditorsA. Vautrin, H. Sol
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier Applied Science Publishers
ISBN (Print)1-85166-694-X
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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