Adv.Engng.Mater. 6, 626-633, 2004
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Functionally Oriented
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
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.