Elastic Property Simulation of Nano-particle Reinforced Composites
1 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Refrigeration Technology, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
3 School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
A series of numerical micro-mechanical models for two kinds of particle (cylindrical and discal particle) reinforced composites are developed to investigate the effect of microstructural parameters on the elastic properties of composites. The effects of both the degree of particle clustering and particle’s shape on the elastic mechanical properties of composites are investigated. In addition, single particle unit cell approximation is good enough for the analysis of the effect of averaged parameters when only linear elastic response is considered without considering the particle clustering in particle-reinforced composites.
Key words: 3D FE modeling / Elastic Properties / Particle-reinforced composites / Interface effect / Clustering
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