The Stiffening Effect of Rigid Elliptical Inclusions on a Power-Law Material

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J. M. Duva, Dirck Storm

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 111(4), 368-371 (Oct 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3226481 History: Received May 09, 1988; Revised April 07, 1989; Online September 15, 2009


An approximate constitutive relation is derived for plane strain deformation in a power-law viscous matrix reinforced with long rigid inclusions with elliptical cross sections. The analysis is based on the differential self-consistent scheme and numerical calculations estimating the influence of a single inclusion on the material surrounding it. In particular, the effects of particle shape and material nonlinearity are reported.

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