Stress Channelling and Boundary Layers in Strongly Anisotropic Solids

  • A. C. Pipkin
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 282)


Problems involving materials reinforced with strong fibers can be simplified very greatly by introducing the approximation that the fibers are inextensible. This leads to some striking results that at first do not appear to be correct, but which on closer examination are seen to be clear and forceful representations of real phenomena, phenomena which occur in highly anisotropic materials but not in the more familiar isotropic materials.


Boundary Layer Elastic Solution Outer Limit Boundary Layer Solution Plane Stress Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Pipkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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