Applications of the Aboudi micromechanics theory to metal matrix composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • Constitutive relations derived from the Aboudi micromechanics theory in conjunction with the Bodner-Partom unified theory of plasticity are used to analyze the nonlinear behavior of metal matrix composite structures. The effective lamina and laminate constitutive relations are incorporated into a first-order shear deformation plate theory. Numerical results obtained by the finite element method are presented which illustrate the nonlinear response of a boron/aluminum material system for several loading conditions and configurations.

published proceedings

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

author list (cited authors)

  • Arenburg, R. T., & Reddy, J. N.

complete list of authors

  • Arenburg, RT||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • December 1989