Papers by Keyword: Micromechanical Modeling

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Authors: Gao Chun Li, Yu Feng Wang, Ai Min Jiang, Xiang Yi Liu
Abstract: The random distribution packing models of particles in the binder of solid propellant were generated based on the Molecular Dynamics method. The generated packing models were then analyzed by finite element method combined with the analytical method. A cohesive interface model was incorporated to capture the debonding process taking place along particles binder interface. The results show that the FEM analyses with cohesive interface can predict the complex heterogeneous stress and strain fields and the progress of debonding of particles from binder. Particles interaction significantly influences the interfacial damage evolution of propellant.
Authors: H.M. Yin, L.Z. Sun, Glaucio H. Paulino
Abstract: A micromechanics-based elastic model is developed for two-phase functionally graded composites with locally pair-wise particle interactions. In the gradation direction, there exist two microstructurally distinct zones: particle-matrix zone and transition zone. In the particle-matrix zone, the homogenized elastic fields are obtained by integrating the pair-wise interactions from all other particles over the representative volume element. In the transition zone, a transition function is constructed to make the homogenized elastic fields continuous and differentiable in the gradation direction. The averaged elastic fields are solved for transverse shear loading and uniaxial loading in the gradation direction.
Authors: Dong Feng Li, Jian Tong Zhang
Abstract: Combining with digital image processing and numerical simulation technology, X-ray computerized tomography (CT) was used to study the microstructure of asphalt mixture for analyzing internal structure of asphalt mixture. The microstructure modeling methods of asphalt mixture can be classified as continuum-based numerical method and discontinuum-based numerical method. This paper described a review of the work done by many researchers on the modeling of asphalt mixture. The simulation methods are included finite element network model (FENM), a micromechanical finite element model (FEM), a clustered discrete element model (DEM), disturbed state concept (DSC), DDA (Discontinuous Displacement Analysis), numerical manifold method (NMM) and meshfree manifold method (MMM) that were used in micromechanical modeling of asphalt mixture.
Authors: E. Gonia-Péron, J.L. Besson, P. Pilvin, C. Peytour-Chansac
Authors: Huai Wen Wang, Qing Hua Qin, Hong Wei Zhou, Hui Miao
Abstract: Damage initiation and propagation in unidirectional glass fibre reinforced epoxy matrix composites under tension load were simulated in this study. Cell models with either single fibre or multiple fibres were modelled by extended finite element method (XFEM). The damage progress in the cells was investigated and then the nominal stress-strain curves as well as stress distributions in the fibre and matrix were obtained. Results presented here indicate that the extended finite element method is an effective modelling technique to study the initiation and propagation of a crack along an arbitrary, mesh-independent, solution-dependent path.
Authors: M.A. Saboori, R. Naghdabadi
Abstract: Recent studies have shown that the surface/interface free energy plays an important role in the effective mechanical properties of solids with nanosized inhomogeneity. In the present study, an analytical model is developed for 3D axisymmetric analysis of short fiber nanocomposites including the fiber end region, subjected to an applied axial load considering surface effects. Closed form expressions are obtained for 3D stress filed in the fiber and matrix. Moreover, performing numerical examples, it is shown that the elastic stress field is size dependent in both the fiber and matrix especially for fiber radii less than 50 nm.
Authors: Fumihiro Wakai
Abstract: Three-dimensional numerical simulation of sintering was performed to illustrate the interplay between surface and grain boundary in particle scale. The shrinkage during sintering can be described as a motion of the center of mass by the force acting between particles, that is, the sintering force. When a particle interacts with several neighbor particles, the sintering force on the particle is a vector sum of forces acting through grain boundaries with neighbors. A particle changes its own shape through interaction with neighbor particles, then, the coordination number affects particle motion.
Authors: K. Anoukou, Fahmi Zaïri, M. Naït-Abdelaziz, Ali Zaoui, J.M. Gloaguen
Abstract: A micromechanics-based approach using a self-consistent scheme based on the double-inclusion model is adopted to develop a pertinent model for describing the viscoelastic response of polymer/clay nanocomposites. The relationship between the intercalated nanostructure and the effective nanocomposite stiffness is constructed using an equivalent stiffness method in which the clay stacks are replaced by homogeneous nanoparticles with predetermined equivalent anisotropic stiffness. The capabilities of the proposed micromechanics-based model are checked by comparing with the experimental viscoelastic (glassy to rubbery) response of two polyamide-6-based nanocomposite systems reinforced with a modified montmorillonite clay (Cloisite 30B) and an unmodified sodium montmorillonite clay (Cloisite Na+), favoring, respectively, exfoliation and intercalation states.
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