Micromechanical considerations in continuum damage mechanics for composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper addresses the problem of combining the micromechanical and continuum damage approaches in order to develop a synergistic approach of greater applicability than is feasible by the two approaches individually. The idea explored is that of developing a micromechanics-based continuum damage approach. A particular way of achieving this is discussed here by considering transverse cracking of cross ply laminates of fiber reinforced composites.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD

author list (cited authors)

  • Talreja, R.

complete list of authors

  • Talreja, R

publication date

  • January 1993