J. Phys. IV France
Volume 105, March 2003
Page(s) 289 - 296

J. Phys. IV France
105 (2003) 289
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030199

Unified constitutive modeling of anisotropic hyperelastic materials at large strains

M. Itskov and N. Aksel

Department of Applied Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany

In the present contribution we propose a generalized hyperelastic model for fiber-reinforced structures. Along with the earlier generalized orthotropic hyperelastic formulation [1] this constitutive model forms a reliable basis for the adequate numerical simulation of various anisotropic materials at large elastic strains.

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