Title

Stiffness of Composites with Coated Inclusions

Abstract

Stiffness of composites with coated inclusions can be determined by a variety of micromechanical methods. The present method approaches the problem by modeling the stiffness of a multi-phase composite with coated inclusions as a combination of stiffness tensors obtained for two-phase models. The potential advantage of the present method is its applicability to arbitrary inclusion geometries and multiple coatings. The numerical analysis conducted on the examples of coated fibers demonstrated a good agreement with available solutions for a low to moderate fiber volume fraction and a thin relatively compliant coating and for a low fiber volume fraction and a relatively thick coating.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Coated Fibers; Micromechanics; Multi-Phase Composites; Stiffness

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2452-2139

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2021 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Apr 2021

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