Computer simulations of damage formation and propagation in composites

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Abstract

The presence of complex microstructures in heterogeneous materials - matrix-inclusion composites - precludes any simple analytical solution of the effective transport/elastic properties and, therefore, of the damage patterns and propagation. Consequently, computer models provide the only theoretical method capable of grasping the spatio-temporal cooperative nature of the phenomena involved. In this paper we briefly discuss the `spring-network models,' which rely on high resolution finite difference grids below the crystal (or inclusion) scales; systems having several million degrees of freedom can presently be simulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages802-805
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 10th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2) - Boulder, CO, USA
Duration: May 21 1995May 24 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 10th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoulder, CO, USA
Period5/21/955/24/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Ostoja-Starzewski, M. (1995). Computer simulations of damage formation and propagation in composites. 802-805. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2), Boulder, CO, USA, .