Optimal Elastic Design of CFCs
The aim of the proposed studies is the development of the carbon/carbon composite with prescribed elastic properties. To achieve this, a microstructure optimisation problem for estimation of the microstructure with prescribed stiffness is formulated. The design variables of the posed problem are the local fibers distribution and porosity. The volume fractions of the fibers and pores in the whole microstructure are fixed. Material properties of the local microstructure of the composite are calculated using virtual models. Semi-analytical homogenization procedures were used for the development of these models. Modeling results are compared with elastic properties obtained experimentally by tension and compression test and ultrasonic studies of the bulk material. Approach to design microstructure for three point bending test is proposed.
Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi
G. Stasiuk et al., "Optimal Elastic Design of CFCs", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 295-298, 2012