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Title: On azimuthal shear deformations of fibre-reinforced cylindrical tubes
Author: Dagher, Mohamed A.
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis investigates different variations of the problem of azimuthal shear deformation of fibre reinforced cylindrical tubes. It is presented in two parts; the first of which deals with the linearized version of the problem, while, in the second part, the problem is considered in the finite deformation regime. The formulation of the problem, presented in the first part, is new in literature and it is regarded as one of the first few studies that considers bending resistant fibres in the small deformation regime. The problems studied in the second part of the thesis mainly deal with “ area-preserving" azimuthal shear deformation. According to such deformation the tube tends to change its radii in a manner that preserves its cross-sectional area. Exception is chapter 8 which deals with the problem of pure azimuthal shear strain where the fibres are assumed to possess bending stiffness
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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