Composites with symmetry and their extremal properties
We identify microstructures that extremize sums of strain energy densities. For one energy we exhibit optimal laminar composites that are orthotropic with axes given by the eigenbasis of the homogeneous strain. Some partial results on the uniqueness of the optimal microstructures are obtained. © 1994.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
International Journal of Solids and Structures
Lipton, R. (1994). Composites with symmetry and their extremal properties. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 31 (24), 3407-3417. https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7683(94)90023-X