A probabilistic micromechanics model for damaged composites

J. Mark Duva, Jacob Aboudi, Carl T. Herakovich

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The generalized method of cells, an interfacial constitutive model and a probabilistic model are combined to yield an approach for modeling the stress-strain response of fibrous composites with fiber /matrix interfacial damage. It has been shown that the limitations of a single repeating cell in representing the response of a composite with debonding interfaces can be overcome through the introduction of a probabilistic modelling approach based upon an effective interfacial strength. This approach is used to recover the transverse tensile and axial shear response of unidirectional silicon-carbide/titanium as measured in the laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-553
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes


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