Analysis of laminate metal matrix composites

Antonio F. Ávila, Kumar K. Tamma

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This article describes an integrated micro/ macro mechanical study of the thermo-elastic-uiscoplastic behavior of unidirectional metal matrix composites. The microme-chanical analysis of the elastic moduli are based on the representative unit cell approach with comparisons also drawn with the composite cylinder assemblage model. These “ homogenization ” results are later incorporated into the vanishing fiber diameter model develop the macroscopic stress-strain relations. The finite element method is employed for the analysis in conjunction with the Bodner and Partom thermoviscoplas-tic constitutive model for the associated macroscopic analysis and a “ smeared” element approach. Comparisons are made against experimental and analytical results available in the literature whenever feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)897-917
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Thermal Stresses
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1998


  • Effective moduli
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Micro/macro analysis
  • Representative unit cell
  • Thermoviscoplasticity

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