We consider the propagation of a planar loop on a heterogeneous elastic rod with a periodic microstructure consisting of two alternating homogeneous regions with different material properties. The analysis is carried out using a second-order homogenization theory based on a multiple scale asymptotic expansion. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics|
|State||Published - Mar 2012|
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-C1-013-04
Acknowledgements: This publication is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DMS-0907773 and by Award no. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (A.G.). A.G. is a Wolfson/Royal Society Merit Award holder.