A boundary element method for identifying orthotropic material parameters

T. Ohkami, Y. Ichikawa, T. Kawamoto

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A new approach is proposed for identifying elastic constants for orthotropic material bodies by using the boundary element method. The material parameters which must be determined are two Young's moduli, a shear modulus and two Poisson's ratios. The method is applied to geotechnical engineering problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-625
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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