Adv.Engng.Mater. 6, 626-633, 2004

CONTINUUM MODELS FOR THE THERMOMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED MATERIALS

H.J. Böhm

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Functionally Oriented Materials Design,
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria


Abstract - Continuum micromechanical models have become important tools for understanding the thermomechanical behavior of composite materials. This work presents the most important continuum-level approaches for modeling the thermomechanical behavior of discontinuously reinforced composites. Analytical and numerical models are covered, special emphasis being put on multi-inclusion unit cell methods. The fields of application of the different models are discussed and selected applications are demonstrated.
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