Environmentally induced dimensional changes of heterogeneous materials

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Relationships between effective expansion behavior and effective elastic constants for composite materials have been known for many years. In the present work composites are considered for which more than one environmental variable (e.g., temperature and relative humidity) cause expansions. A simple direct method to relate effective expansions due to different causes is developed. It is shown that most of the previous elasticity-expansion behavior results are obtained as corollaries, and the applicability of these relationships is broadened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Technology
Issue number3 -4,Pt B
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1988
EventFourth Israel Materials Engineering Conference IMEC IV - Beer Sheva, Isr
Duration: 7 Dec 19888 Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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