IUTAM Symposium on Transformation Problems in Composite and Active Materials: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cairo, Egypt, 9-12 March 1997 / Edition 1

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The field of composite materials has seen substantial development in the past decade, New composite systems are being continually developed for various applications. Among such systems are metal, intermetallic, and superalloy matrix composites, carbon-carbon composites as well as polymer matrix composites. At the same time, a new discipline has emerged of active or smart materials, which are often constructed as composite or heterogeneous media and structures. One unifying theme in these diverse systems is the influence that uncoupled and coupled eigenfields or transformation fields exert on the various types of overall response, as well as on the respective phase responses. Problems of this kind are currently considered by different groups which may not always appreciate the similarities of the problems involved. The purpose of the IUTAM Symposium on Transformation Problems in Composite and Active Materials held in Cairo, Egypt from March 10 to 12, 1997 was to bring together representatives of the different groups so that they may interact and explore common aspects of these seemingly different problem areas. New directions in micromechanics research in both composite and active materials were also explored in the symposium. Specifically, invited lectures in the areas of inelastic behavior of composite materials, shape memory effects, functionally graded materials, transformation problems in composite structures, and adaptive structures were delivered and discussed during the three-day meeting. This book contains the printed contributions to the IUTAM Symposium.

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Contains papers from a March 1997 symposium, addressing coupled and uncoupled transformation problems in composite and smart materials and their structures. Papers explore common aspects of these materials and new directions in micromechanics research in both areas. Coverage includes inelastic behavior of composite materials, shape memory defects, functionally graded materials, transformation problems in composite structures, adaptive structures, and elasticity issues. Specific subjects include the design of hydrophones made as 1-3 piezoelectrics, and a smart hinge beam for shape control. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792351221
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/1998
  • Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications Series, #60
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Participants
Modelling Stress-Dependent Transformation Strains of Heterogeneous Materials 3
A Micromechanical Model for Predicting Fatigue Response of Metal Matrix Composites Subjected to Environmental Degradation 17
On The Micromechanical Modelling of the Viscoplastic Behavior of Single Crystal Superalloys 33
Micromechanical Analysis of Inelastic Fibrous Laminates 45
Fourier Transforms and Their Application to the Formation of Textures and Changes of Morphology in Solids 61
Second-Order Estimates for The Effective Behavior of Nonlinear Porous Materials 73
Energetics in Martensites 91
Modeling of Cyclic Thermomechanical Response of Polycrystalline Shape Memory Alloys 109
The Taylor Estimate of Recoverable Strains in Shape-Memory Polycrystals 123
Thermomechanical Modeling of Shape Memory Alloys and Applications 135
On the Design of Hydrophones Made as 1-3 Piezoelectrics 147
A Stress Function Formulation for a Class of Exact Solutions for Functionally Graded Elastic Plates 161
Micromechanical Modeling of Functionally Graded Materials 173
Thermal Fracture and Thermal Shock Resistance of Functionally Graded Materials 185
Micromechanics and Nonlocal Effects in Graded Random Structure Matrix Composites 197
Design of Composite Cylinder Fabrication Process 209
Dynamic Response of Elastic-Viscoplastic Sandwich Beams with Asymmetrically Arranged Thick Layers 221
Design of Materials with Extreme Elastic or Thermoelastic Properties Using Topology Optimization 233
An Exact Solution for Static Shape Control Using Piezoelectric Actuation 247
On the Theory of Smart Composite Structures 259
Smart Hinge Beam for Shape Control 271
Optimality of Dilute Composites Under Shear Load 285
A Hashin-Shtrikman Approach to the Elastic Energy Minimization of Random Martensitic Polycrystals 301
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