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On the bounds of the coupling tensor of anisotropic laminates
  • Paolo Vannucci
Paolo Vannucci
Laboratoire de Mathematiques de Versailles

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The problem of determining the elastic bounds of the coupling tensor for anisotropic laminates is addressed in this paper. It is shown how the invariant polar moduli of the coupling tensor interact with those of the extension and bending tensors to define all the conditions to be satisfied by such set of tensors describing the elastic behavior of an anisotropic laminate composed by identical layers. Some peculiar cases, interesting for applications, are also considered.