Bulk properties of composite Cosserat media

Donald T. Easley

ABSTRACT

The following is a review of continuum mechanics in elastic media, where couple-stresses are included in the analysis. This is then followed by a proposal to study the properties of a composite of this type of material. The purpose of the analysis is to determine the importance of this type of description, in composites, as compared to normal analysis where couple-stresses are ignored.

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