The Effect of Nonlinear Matrix on Crack Propagation in the Particulate Composite
In this paper polymer particulate composite was studied. The composite was modeled as a three-phase continuum – soft matrix, interphase and rigid particles. On the basis of fracture mechanics methodology the interaction of micro-crack propagation in the soft matrix filled by rigid particles (covered by the interphase) was analyzed. The properties of soft matrix (elasto-plastic material) were determined from the experiment and they were used for estimations of the crack behavior.
Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi
Z. Majer and P. Hutař, "The Effect of Nonlinear Matrix on Crack Propagation in the Particulate Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 484-487, 2012