Numerical identification of properties of particle-reinforced composite materials

Research paper by V. Kushnevsky

Indexed on: 01 May '98Published on: 01 May '98Published in: Mechanics of Composite Materials


The paper deals with numerical identification of the average elastic properties of particle-reinforced composite materials. The finite element method for the determination of deformation energy of the characteristic volume element was used. In earlier analytical investigations, an approximation function of the averaged elastic properties of the composite was derived. An identification procedure allows the estimation of the unknown approximation parameters from numerical experiments. The obtained functions describe precisely the numerical data for any relationships between constituents of the material.