Bounds for the effective properties of heterogeneous plates


This paper presents new bounds for heterogeneous plates which are similar to the well-known Hashin-Shtrikman bounds, but take into account plate boundary conditions. The Hashin-Shtrikman variational principle is used with a self-adjoint Greeen-operator with traction-free boundary conditions proposed by the authors. This variational formulation enables to… (More)


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