Interface Cracking and Particulate Size Effect in Particle-Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites
The mechanical behaviors of the ceramic particle-reinforced metal matrix composites are modeled based on the conventional theory of mechanism-based strain gradient plasticity presented by Huang et al. Two cases of interface features with and without the effects of interface cracking will be analyzed, respectively. Through comparing the result based on the interface cracking model with experimental result, the effectiveness of the present model can be evaluated. Simultaneously, the length parameters included in the strain gradient plasticity theory can be obtained.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
Y. G. Wei et al., "Interface Cracking and Particulate Size Effect in Particle-Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 591-596, 2008