The aim of this work is to study composites that present cylindrical periodicity in the microstructure. The effective thermomechanical properties of these composites are identified using a modified version of the asymptotic expansion homogenization method, which accounts for unit cells with shell shape. The microscale response is also shown. Several numerical examples demonstrate the use of the proposed approach, which is validated by other micromechanics methods. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-016-04
Acknowledgements: The first, second and fourth authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by NSF, Grant No. DMR-0844082 (II-MEC project) and Grant NSF DMS 0811180. This publication is partially supported by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The first author would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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