Effect of interface and random arrangement of inclusions on the local stresses in composite materials

Ahmed Al-Ostaz, Iwona M Jasiuk

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Abstract

We consider a model composite material consisting of circular copper inclusions embedded in an epoxy matrix. The matrix-inclusion interface is either perfectly bonded or there is an interfacial layer, called the interphase, which has distinct properties from those of the inclusions and the matrix. The inclusions are arranged randomly in the matrix. We study such a composite system experimentally by using a photoelasticity method and numerically via a finite element method. For a more basic understanding of this problem we also consider a single inclusion solution. This is done analytically, numerically and experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDurability of Composite Materials
PublisherASME
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
Volume51
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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