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Composite materials are being widely used in many industries for their properties and efficiency. The current work presents a computational approach that can estimate the elastic behavior of metal composites and porous materials using finite element models of representative volume elements (RVEs) which have been used to test and design particulate composite materials. The required size of the RVE for the determination of elastic properties, the effects of the elastic modulus fraction Einc/Emat on the homogenized elasticity and the convergence of the homogenized properties E11, E22 and E33 with the size of the RVE is explored.
Metal matrix composite; homogenization; computational homogenization; representative volume element; RVE generation
Applied Mechanics | Engineering Physics
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michalakis, Emmanuel, "A Computational Approach for the Estimation of Elastic Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites" (2022). ME 4233/6233 Fundamentals of FEA. 1.