Stiffness of Composites with Coated Inclusions
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.
V. Birman, "Stiffness of Composites with Coated Inclusions," Composites Communications, vol. 24, article no. 100604, Elsevier, Apr 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2020.100604
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Coated Fibers; Micromechanics; Multi-Phase Composites; Stiffness
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 Apr 2021