In the last decade the author has been engaged in developing a micromechanical composite model based on the study of interacting periodic cells. In this two-phase model, the inclusion is assumed to occupy a single cell whereas the matrix material occupies several surrounding cells. A prominent feature of the micromechanical method of cells is the transition from a medium, with a periodic microstructure to an equivalent homogeneous continuum which effectively represents the composite material. Of great importance is the significant advantage of the cells model in its capability to analyze elastic as well as nonelastic constituents (e.g. viscoelastic, elastoplastic and nonlinear elastic), thus forming a unified approach in the prediction of the overall behaviour of composite material. This book deals almost exclusively with this unified theory and its various applications.
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- 17th July 1991
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@qu:... should prove to be a useful addition to the library of all those engaged in the prediction of the behavior of composite materials from a knowledge of their constituents and geometry. @source:Applied Mechanics Reviews
Jacob Aboudi is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He was formerly Head of the university’s Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, and Dean of their Faculty of Engineering. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Strathclyde, Northwestern University, Virginia Tech., and the University of Virginia and has over 40 years of research experience. He has written over 250 journal articles and two prior books.
Tel-Aviv University, Israel