Finite deformation of flexible composites

  title={Finite deformation of flexible composites},
  author={Shen-Yi Luo and Tsu-wei Chou},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={569 - 586}
This paper examines the nonlinear elastic behaviour of flexible composites under finite deformation. The constitutive relations have been derived based on a strain-energy density which, in a fourth-order polynomial form, is assumed to be a function of the lagrangian strain components referring to the initial principal material coordinates. The constitutive equations thus obtained are verified by the following experiments: (1) off-axis tension and simple shear for unidirectional composites, and… CONTINUE READING