Numerical Modeling of Macroscopic Behavior of Particulate Composite with Crosslinked Polymer Matrix
Particulate composites with crosslinked polymer matrix and solid fillers are one of important classes of materials such as construction materials, high-performance engineering materials, sealants, protective organic coatings, dental materials, or solid explosives. The main focus of a present paper is an estimation of the macroscopic Young’s modulus and stress-strain behavior of a particulate composite with polymer matrix. The particulate composite with a crosslinked polymer matrix in a rubbery state filled by an alumina-based mineral filler is investigated by means of the finite element method. A hyperelastic material behavior of the matrix was modeled by the Mooney-Rivlin material model. Numerical models on the base of unit cell were developed. The numerical results obtained were compared with experimental stress-strain curve and value of initial Young’s modulus. The paper can contribute to a better understanding of the behavior and failure of particulate composites with a crosslinked polymer matrix.
L. Náhlík et al., "Numerical Modeling of Macroscopic Behavior of Particulate Composite with Crosslinked Polymer Matrix", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 129-132, 2011