Bifurcation phenomena at a circular interface and related problems

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An analysis of the mechanisms of nonlinear separation at the interface between an elastic matrix and a plane circular elastic inclusion is presented. An application of the results to the problem of the effective transverse bulk response of unidirectional fiber reinforced composite materials is considered as well. The solution of the solitary inclusion-matrix-interface problem is employed, together with a geometrically consistent composite materials model, to obtain the transverse bulk response of fiber reinforced composites whose fiber-matrix interfaces can separate nonlinearly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-326
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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