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Textural and Micromorphological Effects on the Overall Elastic Response of Macroscopically Anisotropic Composites

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Nicola Marzari

Dipartimento di Fisica, via Valerio 2, 30100 Trieste, Italy

Mauro Ferrari

Department of Civil Engineering, and Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Appl. Mech 59(2), 269-275 (Jun 01, 1992) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899516 History: Received December 03, 1990; Revised July 13, 1991; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

The Mori-Tanaka elastic response of composites with inclusions exhibiting nontrivial orientation distributions is studied. The effect of texture is evaluated for various fiber and matrix materials, various inclusion geometries, and in the presence of anisotropic fibers. In particular, the effect of misalignment is studied. The polyphase extension of the Mori-Tanaka theory is employed to determine the effective response of aligned composites containing defects of different morphologies.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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