Effective Mechanical Properties for Composites with Three-Phase Randomly Distributed Aggregates Predicted by Multi-Step Mori-Tanaka Method
Multi-step Mori-Tanaka method (MMT) is applied to the estimation of the effective mechanical properties for composites with three-phase randomly distributed aggregates in this paper. The Multi-phase Homogenization Theory (MHT) which is based on mathematical homogenization method and is employed to verify the results of MMT method. Results show that MMT method is reasonable and practicable to predict the effective mechanical properties of composites with several phases, and the Young’s moduli and Poisson’s ratios of each phase may have some effects on the effective mechanical properties of multi-phase composites.
D. M. Luo et al., "Effective Mechanical Properties for Composites with Three-Phase Randomly Distributed Aggregates Predicted by Multi-Step Mori-Tanaka Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 232, pp. 73-77, 2012