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A New Model of Orthotropic Bodies
The solution of linearly elastic and orthotropic solid bodies is very complicated, thus a new element model for solving linearly elastic and orthotropic bodies is presented by using the generalized Hooke's law and the superposition principle. This new model is a simple truss consisting of some bars, and then the solution of orthotropic body becomes simple. Furthermore, this new model reveals the physical mechanism of a solid body under the action of applied forces.
Keywords: Elasticity, new model, orthotropic body, truss, generalized Hooke's law
Jiang Ke. A New Model of Orthotropic Bodies. Applied Mechanics and Materials,August,2012, Vols.204-208: 4418-4421.
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