Characteristic Investigation of Macro Fiber Composite Structure Using FE Model

Journal title

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials




vol. 66


No 4


Saravanan, M.P. : Mohamed Sathak AJ College of Engineering, Chennai, India ; Marimuthu, K. : Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India ; Jayabal, K. : Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Chennai, India



Macro-fiber Composite ; Finite-Element Model ; Piezoelectric Composite ; ANSYS ; RVE Method

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne




Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Polish Academy of Sciences ; Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences


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DOI: 10.24425/amm.2021.136425


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