Mechanical response of composites in the presence of an electromagnetic field

Olesya I. Zhupanska, Robert L. Sierakowski

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Abstract

The existing experimental evidence suggests that exposure of a composite material to the electromagnetic field leads to changes in the material's strength and resistance to delamination. In this work, the mechanical response of transversely isotropic graphite/epoxy composite plates in the presence of an electromagnetic field is studied. Interacting effects of the in-plane steady and slowly varying electric current, external magnetic field and mechanical load, as well as effects of mechanical and electrical anisotropies are investigated. It is shown that electromagnetic field may significantly enhance or reduce the deformed state of the composite plate depending on the direction of its application and its intensity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1849-1878
Number of pages30
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume3
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2005Apr 21 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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