Modeling of Phases Adhesion in Composite Materials Based on Spring Finite Element with Zero Length
A new numerical method for homogenization of elastic properties of dispersedly-reinforced composites was presented. The method takes into account special model of adhesive contact. Homogenization of properties was performed by averaging the solutions of boundary value problems on representative volume cell (RVC) using the finite element method (FEM). A new approach of calculation of components of effective tensor of elastic moduli was proposed. A heterogeneous finite element model with elements of two types was built: three-dimensional tetrahedron elements for every phases and spring element with zero-length for adhesion layer with zero-thickness. The results of homogenization of elastic properties of dispersedly-reinforced composites with variable stiffness of the adhesive layer between phases were obtained and analyzed. The homogenization results were compared with the available experimental data.
Vladimir Khovaylo and Ghenadii Korotcenkov
A. P. Sokolov and V. N. Schetinin, "Modeling of Phases Adhesion in Composite Materials Based on Spring Finite Element with Zero Length", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 780, pp. 3-9, 2018