Prediction of the Tensile Properties of Sheet Metal Composites

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J. G. Beese, G. M. Bram

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Production, The University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff, Wales, U. K.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 97(1), 10-13 (Jan 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443252 History: Received October 29, 1973; Revised April 02, 1974; Online August 17, 2010


Sheet metal laminates are becoming more widely used because of advantageous combinations of the properties of their component parts. Theoretical equations have been developed to predict the tensile properties of laminates to aid selection from the list of many possible combinations of different materials. The equations have been used to predict the values of the tensile properties of copper/steel and aluminum/steel composites; these predictions have been checked against measured values. An empirical rule of mixtures is often used to predict the properties of laminates; the theoretical analysis has been used to justify, or otherwise, the use of this simple linear realtionship.

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