On the bounds of the coupling tensor of anisotropic laminates
AbstractThe 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.