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Numerical Methods And Material Properties, A Review On The Effect Of An Interphase On The Mechanical Behaviour Of Polimeric Composite Materials Investigated Using Finite Element Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM930062

Volume

5

Pages

17

Published

1993

Size

1,496 kb

Author(s)

A. Di Anselmo, L. Amati & J.M. Kenn

Abstract

Numerical methods and material properties, a review on the effect of an interphase on the mechanical behaviour of polimeric composite materials investigated using finite element analysis A. Di Anselmo", L. Amati", J.M. Kenn/ per i;a^za(e, ^oc. f e?i^m Term, ABSTRACT The performance of composite materials is highly dependent upon the properties of the region between the matrix and the second component. The effect of an interphase can be approached experimental analyzing the behavior of single fiber composites or, theoretically, using either analitical or numerical methods. A review of the use of the embedded single fiber technique (ESFT) and of finite elements tecniques to analyze the effect of an interphase on the mechanical behaviour of composite materials is presented. Two specific applications are discussed in some detail, the analysis of crack propagation in the region around a coated fibre and the effe

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