Int.J.Engng.Sci. 46(6), 606--619, 2008
S. Nogales, H.J. Böhm
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Semi-analytical Mori-Tanaka methods and numerical models for studying the
overall thermal conduction behavior of metal matrix composites reinforced by
diamond particles are presented, special emphasis being put on the effects of
finite interfacial conductances.
Good agreement between the simulation approaches is obtained and the influence
of particle shapes and homogeneous vs. inhomogeneous interfacial conductances
on local and global responses is studied.
Analogous methods are applied to modeling the elastic and thermoelastoplastic
behavior of diamond reinforced metals.