Thermo Mechanical Response Predictions for Metal Matrix Composite Laminates

J. Aboudi, J. S. Hidde, C. T. Herakovich

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An analytical, micromechanical model is employed for prediction of the stress-strain response of metal matrix composite laminates subjected to Thermo Mechanical loading. The predicted behavior of laminates is based upon knowledge of the Thermo Mechanical response of the transversely isotropic, elastic fibers and the elastic-viscoplastic, work-hardening matrix. The method is applied to study the behavior of silicon carbide/titanium metal matrix composite laminates. The response of laminates is compared with that of unidirectional lamina. The results demonstrate the effect of cooling from a stress-free temperature and the mismatch of thermal and mechanical properties of the constituent phases on the laminate's subsequent mechanical response. Typical results are presented for a variety of laminates subjected to monotonic tension, monotonic shear and cyclic tensile/compressive loadings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-170
Number of pages20
JournalScience and Engineering of Composite Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


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