Response of random chopped fiber reinforced composite to uniaxial tensile load

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Abstract

Recent interests of application of random chopped fiber reinforced composites in manufacturing lightweight components in the automotive industry motivate active research on the material behaviors of this kind of materials. A representative volume element is generated numerically based on microscopic observation on the realistic samples. It captures the complex meso-structure of random chopped fiber composites. A finite element model is developed for the RVE of random chopped fiber composite. The elastic stiffness properties of the composite material thus can be derived with homogenization scheme. The representative volume element was verified by Young's modulus obtained from experimental measurements and analytical calculation of the modulus by other methods. Furthermore, damages deboning of fiber/matrix interface is simulated using the representative volume element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages339-342
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780791843840
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume11

Other

OtherASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Cohesive zone
  • Composites
  • Effective elastic constants
  • Finite element method
  • Interfacial deboning

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