Optimal FGMs, and plain awful composites

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The worst possible mechanical performance of a composite material of given composition is attained for a homogeneous distribution of the second phase. This conclusion is reached upon analyzing the St. Venant problem (extension, torsion, bending, flexure) for a wide class of FGMs in this communication. With opportunities for optimization in full view, the problem of FGM optimization is then addressed, in the context of the thermoelastic response of bi-phase, anisotropic layers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ferrari, M; Rooney, F; Nadeau, JC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 308-311 /

Start / End Page

  • 989 - 994

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0255-5476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.308-311.989

Citation Source

  • Scopus