The publication, “Caveats concerning conjugate stress and strain measures (click to download)” contains an analytical solution for the stress in a fiber reinforced composite in the limit as the matrix material goes to zero stiffness. Because the solution is exact for arbitrarily large deformations, it is a great test case for verification of anisotropic elasticity codes, and it nicely illustrates several subtle concepts in large-deformation continuum mechanics.
When studying thermodynamics, do you feel lost in an alphabet soup of too many derivatives? Do you take a “random walk” through various identities hoping to stumble upon the right answer? If so, then this document will help! It describes a systematic way to express any thermostatics derivative in terms of fundamental thermodynamic state variables (pressure, temperature, entropy, and specific volume) and basic material properties such as specific heat, bulk modulus, thermal expansion coefficient, Gruneisen’s parameter, etc.