Effective Lamina and Laminate Properties

Calculate effective lamina and laminate properties from phase properties and layup.

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The effective orthotropic elastic properties of a uniaxially-reinforced, continuous fiber lamina are calculated from the elastic phase properties of the orthotropic, elastic fiber and isotropic, elastic matrix using the Self-Consistent Field Model.  The effective laminate properties are calculated for a symmetric laminate using Classical Laminated Plate Theory.


Delaware Composites Design Encyclopedia, vol. 2, "Micromechanical Materials Modeling."  Technomic Publishing, 1990.  pp. 65-72.

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  • Johnathan Goodsell; Andrew J Ritchey (2014), "Effective Lamina and Laminate Properties," https://cdmhub.org/resources/mmlpt.

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