3-D finite element analysis of composite beams with parallel fibres, based on homogenization theory

M. Lefik, B. A. Schrefler

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Abstract

The theoretical model of a beam of unidirectional composites, based on the homogenization theory and a refined kinematical hypothesis is presented. Effective material coefficients for the constitutive equation are computed. Description of the stresses on the level of the periodic microstructure is given. The kinematical hypothesis for the beam type behaviour includes the independent shear rotations. The resulting modelling strategy is presented for which a finite element code has been developed. Application of the theory to superconducting coils is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-15
Number of pages14
JournalComputational Mechanics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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