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Constitutive behaviors of composites with interface debonding: the extended Mori–Tanaka method for uniaxial tension

Tan, Henry and Huang, Young and Liu, Cheng and Ravichandran, Guruswami and Paulino, Glaucio H. (2007) Constitutive behaviors of composites with interface debonding: the extended Mori–Tanaka method for uniaxial tension. International Journal of Fracture, 146 (3). pp. 139-148. ISSN 0376-9429. doi:10.1007/s10704-007-9155-5.

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Debonding of particle/matrix interfaces can significantly affect the macroscopic behavior of composite materials. We have used a nonlinear cohesive law for particle/matrix interfaces to study the effect of interface debonding on the macroscopic behavior of particle-reinforced composite materials subject to uniaxial tension. The Mori–Tanaka method, which is suitable for composites with high particle volume fraction, is extended to account for interface debonding. At a fixed particle volume fraction, small particles lead to the hardening behavior of the composite while large particles yield softening. The interface sliding may contribute significantly to the macroscopic behavior of the composite.

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Ravichandran, Guruswami0000-0002-2912-0001
Paulino, Glaucio H.0000-0002-3493-6857
Additional Information:© 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Received: 28 April 2007; Accepted: 19 October 2007; Published online: 13 November 2007. This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense/Office of Land Warfare & Munitions under the Joint DoD/DOE Munitions Technology Development Program, ONR Composites for Marine Structures Program (grants N00014-01-1-0205, Program Manager Dr. Y. D. S. Rajapakse), and the Midwest Structural Sciences Center (MSSC) supported by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles Directorate under contract number FA8650-06-2-3620.
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Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-01-1-0205
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA8650-06-2-3620
Subject Keywords:Interface debonding; Size effect; Mori–Tanaka method; Composites; Cohesive law
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Official Citation:Tan, H., Huang, Y., Liu, C. et al. Int J Fract (2007) 146: 139.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Jan 2020 20:30
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