Accession Number : AD0684884

Title :   THE APPLICATION OF MICROPOLAR MECHANICS TO COMPOSITES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IND COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,Roger E. ; Ariman,Teoman

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In this report the theory of micropolar continua has been used to analyze the stresses and displacements within the separate components of a fibrous composite material. The separate constituent materials are assumed to be linearly micropolar elastic, isotropic, and homogeneous. A model chosen consists of parallel fine fibers, embedded in a matrix material. The problem is formulated as one of plane micropolar elasticity and solved for some special cases. Various numerical results are presented and compared to those of the classical and indeterministic couple stress theories. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *DEEP SUBMERGENCE), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), NAVAL VESSELS, FIBER METALLURGY, MICROSTRUCTURE, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, ISOTROPISM, STRESSES, DEFORMATION, SHOCK(MECHANICS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE