Thermomechanical behaviour of composites

R. Jones, T. E. Tay, J. F. Williams

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This paper derives the governing equations for the thermomechanical behaviour of composites. When the basic equations for the thermoelastic behaviour of solids were first derived in the nineteenth century several approximations were made. The effect of these assumptions are discussed and illustrated by the results of a simple laboratory test. The implications of this work on the analysis of impact damaged laminates are then discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

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