Scr.Mater. 48, 223-228
D. Duschlbauer, H.E. Pettermann and H.J. Böhm
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
A version of Benveniste's Mori-Tanaka method is used to estimate the
reinforcement microstresses in thermoelastic composites containing nonaligned
The stresses in individual reinforcements are evaluated in dependence on the
fibers' orientation for mechanical and thermal applied loads.
Results are presented for SiC/Al composites with random or axisymmetric
fiber orientation distributions and compared with unit cell predictions.