Microstructure-Property Interactions in Composite Materials (Ed. R.Pyrz), pp. 51-62, 1995
H.J. Böhm and F.G. Rammerstorfer
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
A unit cell based numerical approach is used for investigating
fiber arrangement effects on the microscale stress and strain fields
and on the overall thermomechanical response of a continuously reinforced
unidirectional B/Al MMC.
Simple periodic fiber arrays, clustered hexagonal configurations as well
as modified and clustered square geometries are considered.
The mean values and standard deviations of microstress and microstrain
parameters in the matrix are computed and discussed for axial and
transverse mechanical loading as well as for thermal loading.