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Experimental Investigation Of Linear Mori- Tanaka Method Interosseous Membrane In A Human Forearm

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000001

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

963 kb

Author(s)

W.Y. Fan, X.T. Qing, O.K. Hu, C.H. Hu & L. Liao

Abstract

Experimental investigation of linear Mori- Tanaka method W.Y. Fan*, X.T. Qing^, O.K. Hu^, C.H.Hu^ &: L. Liao^ * Department of Civil Engineering and Environment, University of Iowa, USA * Department of Applied mechanics, Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R.China Abstract The linear Mori-Tanaka's method (LMTM) proposed by Zuiker and Dvorak gives a higher order constitutive formulation for heterogeneous materials, the stress and strain gradients enter into the constitutive relation. In this paper, Based on the photoelasticity and a beam model an experimental method is proposed to analyze the LMTM method, the influence of the distribution and scales of the microstructures will be investigated and they will be compared with the theoretical model by Finite Element Method. The numerical calculations are conducted with ANSYS program. From the comparison, the correlation between the theoretical and experimental results is accurate, and the results show that LMTM method can give rea

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