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Micromechanics-Based Elastoplastic and Damage Modeling of Particle Reinforced Composites

[+] Author Affiliations
H. T. Liu, Lizhi Sun

University of Iowa

J. W. Ju

University of California at Los Angeles

Paper No. IMECE2004-59303, pp. 63-70; 8 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Materials
  • Anaheim, California, USA, November 13 – 19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Materials Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4712-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-4178-2, 0-7918-4179-0, 0-7918-4180-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


A micromechanical damage model is proposed to predict the effective elastoplastic behavior of ductile composites containing randomly dispersed particles. The interfacial debonding between particles and the matrix is considered as the primary micromechanical damage mechanism. The debonded isotropic elastic reinforcements are replaced by equivalent anisotropic elastic inclusions. The interfacial debonding process is simulated by three-dimensional debonding angles. After the local stress field in the matrix is calculated, the homogenization averaging procedure is employed to estimate the effective elastic stiffness and yield function of the composites. The associative plastic flow rule and the isotropic hardening law are postulated based on the continuum plasticity theory. As applications, the overall elastoplastic and damage constitutive behavior of the composites under various loading conditions is numerically simulated and compared with available experimental results.

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