Mechanics & Industry
Volume 14, Number 5, 2013
|Page(s)||361 - 365|
|Published online||18 December 2013|
Influence of morphological parameters of a 2D random short fibre composite on its effective elastic properties
1 Universitéde Caen Basse-Normandie,
UMR 6139 LMNO, 14032
2 CNRS, UMR 6139 LMNO, 14032 Caen, France
3 Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, UMR 6252, 14032 Caen, France
4 ENSICAEN, UMR 6252, CIMAP, 14050 Caen Cedex 4, France
5 CNRS, UMR 6252, 14032 Caen, France
6 CEA, UMR 6252, 14032 Caen, France
⋆ Corresponding author:
Accepted: 18 November 2013
The paper deals with the assessment of the influence of morphological parameters of a 2D random short fibre composite on its effective elastic properties. A double-scale 2D finite element approach is used and periodic representative volume elements are generated according to the model with an n-order approximate geometry. This one is a recent and powerful tool to generate meshes in the context of complex microstructures such as random fibre composites. Impact of three morphological features namely, aspect ratio, tortuosity of fibres and width of the interphase area, is investigated. Numerical results are provided for several contrasts of properties and volume fractions of fibres.
Key words: Computational solid mechanics / short fibre composites / RVE / finite element analysis (FEA)
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2013
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.