An Elastic-Plastic Fracture Behavior of the Interface Using the Property Gradient in MMC
The strong continuous fiber reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are recently used in aerospace and transportation applications as an advanced material due to its high strength and light weight. However, MMC is significantly affected by the interface under the transverse loading. Furthermore, the crack at the interface induces weakness of the characteristics of the overall mechanical response and strength of the MMCs. In order to be able to utilize these MMCs effectively and with safety, it must be determined their elastic plastic fracture behaviors at the interface. The influence of different regular fiber arrangement as like square and hexagonal arrangement on the strength of transversely loaded fiber reinforced matrix is analyzed. And the interface of fiber and matrix is modeled as thin multi layers with properties linearly gradient to distinguish the interface from the fiber and matrix. Different fiber arrangement of square and hexagon type is studied. And fiber volume fraction is changed for several kinds (5%-60%).
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
J. W. Kang and O. H. Kwon, "An Elastic-Plastic Fracture Behavior of the Interface Using the Property Gradient in MMC ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 148-153, 2005