International Applied Mechanics

, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp 1368–1377 | Cite as

Physical constants for one type of nonlinearly elastic fibrous micro-and nanocomposites with hard and soft nonlinearities

  • C. Cattani
  • J. J. Rushchitsky
  • S. V. Sinchilo


Sets of physical constants are tabulated for three structural models of fibrous composites with fibers of four types: Thornel-300 carbon microfibers, graphite whiskers, carbon zigzag nanotubes, and carbon chiral nanotubes. The matrix for all the types of composites is always ÉPON-828 epoxy rosin (in some cases with polystyrene or pyrex additive). The values of the physical constants are commented on and used to study the distinctions in the evolution of three types of waves (plane longitudinal, plane transverse, and cylindrical) propagating in materials with soft and hard nonlinearities


hyperelastic materials Murnaghan potential complete sets of elastic constants plane and cylindrical waves hard and soft nonlinearities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Cattani
    • 1
  • J. J. Rushchitsky
    • 2
  • S. V. Sinchilo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalernoItaly
  2. 2.S. P. Timoshenko Institute of MechanicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKiev

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