Two-Scale Analysis for the Mechanical Properties of Nano-Composites with Non-Linear Interface
Combining the cohesive zone elements into the two-scale homogenization method, the effective mechanical properties of nano-composites with a non-linear interface are analyzed. A periodic microscopic representative volume element (RVE) is modeled using a four-phase composite composed of matrix, nano-tube, bonded, and debonded interfaces. The debonded interface is simultaneously considered as bilinear plastic material satisfying the von Mises conditions in the presented algorithm, and a simple elastic–plastic constitutive model is established to study the non-linear effective elastic properties of nano-composites and equivalent stress for interface and nano-tube. The predicted results show a strong non-linear dependence of the effective mechanical properties on the interfacial modulus and yield stress.
D. M. Luo et al., "Two-Scale Analysis for the Mechanical Properties of Nano-Composites with Non-Linear Interface", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 2498-2502, 2011