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Elastic Modulus of an Anisotropic Crystal 
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Apr2010, 08:10 PM

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If I am given that mica has a modulus of 52GPa parallel to the caxis and 179 GPa perpendicular to the caxis, how do I figure out the elastic modulus of a polycrystalline mica where grains are oriented randomly?



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Apr2110, 08:28 AM

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You want the Voigt and Reuss averages, which should bound the actual value. I haven't worked through these calculations myself, but this should give you something to search for. See here, for example.



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