Micromechanics and Effective Properties of Elastic Particulate Composites

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by J. W. Ju, Princeton Univ, Princeton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics:

Abstract: A new micromechanical framework is proposed to investigate the effective mechanical properties of elastic particulate multiphase composites. Exact ensemble-volume averaged field equations for a representative volume element are presented to relate ensemble-volume averaged stresses, strains, volume fractions, eigenstrains, particle shapes and orientations, probabilistic density functions of particle locations, Eshelby's tensors, and elastic properties of constituent phases of a linear elastic particulate composite.

Subject Headings: Composite materials | Elastic analysis | Micromechanics | Particles | Probability | Frames | Mechanical properties | Discrete element method |

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