ESIS TC4 2014 - Abstract deadline reminder: 25 October 2013

7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives - 14-18 September 2014, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

We are looking for both experimetal and analytical work, in order to give a balanced view of the subject areas:
- Polymers
- Application of fracture mechanics
- Adhesives
- Composites

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Stephan Rudykh's picture

Instabilities in Magnetoactive Materials

Stability of anisotropic magnetorheological elastomers in finite deformations: A micromechanical approach

Stephan Rudykh and Katia Bertoldi

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 949–967


Xi Liu's picture

Warpage prediction of laminated composite materials

Can anybody recommend some papers/books that discuss how to caculate thermal induced warpage of lamianted composite materials? Paper/books with detial caculation/derivation process are preferred. Thanks a lot!

Stephan Rudykh's picture

Stability of anisotropic electroactive polymers with application to layered media

The stability of anisotropic electroactive polymers is investigated. A general criterion for the onset of instabilities under plane-strain conditions is introduced in terms of a sextic polynomial whose coefficients depend on the instantaneous electroelastic moduli. In a way of an example, the stable domains of layered neo-Hookean dielectrics are determined. It is found that depending on the direction of the electrostatic excitation field relative to the lamination direction, the critical stretch ratios at which instabilities may occur can be either larger or smaller than the ones for the purely mechanical case.

DOI: 10.1007/s00033-011-0136-1

Hirschberger's picture

1st MUSIC Summer School on "Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling of Interfaces"

The Graduate School MUSIC (Multiscale Methods for Interface Coupling) invites to its first Summer School on Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling of Interfaces at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany, from 15 to 17 September 2010.

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