Anisotrophy of the vigdergauz microstructure

Y. Grabovsky, R. V. Kohn

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A recent article by Vigdergauz considered two-component, linearly elastic plates. It showed the existence of spatially periodic microstructures producing plates of extremal rigidity. For the microstructures which maximize or minimize the effective bulk modulus, Vigdergauz asserted that the effective behavior was isotropic. We show this is wrong: the effective tensor is in fact anisotropic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1065
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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