|Author||: Wim Van Paepegem|
|Publisher||: Woodhead Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2020-11-25|
|ISBN 10||: 0128189851|
|Pages||: 764 pages|
Multi-scale modelling of composites is a very relevant topic in composites science. This is illustrated by the numerous sessions in the recent European and International Conferences on Composite Materials, but also by the fast developments in multi-scale modelling software tools, developed by large industrial players such as Siemens (Virtual Material Characterization toolkit and MultiMechanics virtual testing software), MSC/e-Xstream (Digimat software), Simulia (micromechanics plug-in in Abaqus), HyperSizer (Multi-scale design of composites), Altair (Altair Multiscale Designer) This book is intended to be an ideal reference on the latest advances in multi-scale modelling of fibre-reinforced polymer composites, that is accessible for both (young) researchers and end users of modelling software. We target three main groups: This book aims at a complete introduction and overview of the state-of-the-art in multi-scale modelling of composites in three axes: • ranging from prediction of homogenized elastic properties to nonlinear material behaviour • ranging from geometrical models for random packing of unidirectional fibres over meso-scale geometries for textile composites to orientation tensors for short fibre composites • ranging from damage modelling of unidirectionally reinforced composites over textile composites to short fibre-reinforced composites The book covers the three most important scales in multi-scale modelling of composites: (i) micro-scale, (ii) meso-scale and (iii) macro-scale. The nano-scale and related atomistic and molecular modelling approaches are deliberately excluded, since the book wants to focus on continuum mechanics and there are already a lot of dedicated books about polymer nanocomposites. A strong focus is put on physics-based damage modelling, in the sense that the chapters devote attention to modelling the different damage mechanisms (matrix cracking, fibre/matrix debonding, delamination, fibre fracture,...) in such a way that the underlying physics of the initiation and growth of these damage modes is respected. The book also gives room to not only discuss the finite element based approaches for multi-scale modelling, but also much faster methods that are popular in industrial software, such as Mean Field Homogenization methods (based on Mori-Tanaka and Eshelby solutions) and variational methods (shear lag theory and more advanced theories). Since the book targets a wide audience, the focus is put on the most common numerical approaches that are used in multi-scale modelling. Very specialized numerical methods like peridynamics modelling, Material Point Method, eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM), isogeometric analysis, SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics),... are excluded. Outline of the book The book is divided in three large parts, well balanced with each a similar number of chapters:
|Author||: Sumit Sharma|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2021-02-22|
|ISBN 10||: 1119653630|
|Pages||: 320 pages|
This book correlates the properties of polymer-based nanocomposites with mechanical models at different length scales. It discusses the reinforcements with particle and fiber and provides an overview of nanocomposites development, theoretical models and simulation methods. Foundations of molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics methods are laid and comparison between results of experimental and theoretical works is performed. The book also contains case studies and provides scripting tutorials for enthusiasts to exercise simulations and to develop further.
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). These 379 peer-reviewed papers, presented in a two-volume set, cover the latest advances in nanocrystalline materials, thin films and chemical vapor deposition, biocomposites, ceramics technology, MEMS, coatings, nanopowders, fuel cells, etc.; together with their practical application.
|Author||: A.J.M. Spencer|
|Release Date||: 2014-05-04|
|ISBN 10||: 3709143365|
|Pages||: 284 pages|
|Author||: C. M. Wang,K. H. Lee,K. K. Ang|
|Publisher||: Pergamon Press|
|Release Date||: 1999|
|Pages||: 1401 pages|
Composite materials find diverse applications in areas including aerospace, automotive, architecture, energy, marine and military. This comprehensive textbook discusses three important aspects including manufacturing, mechanics and dynamic mechanical analysis of composites. The textbook comprehensively presents fundamental concepts of composites, manufacturing techniques and advanced topics including as advances in composite materials in various fields, viscoelastic behavior of composites, toughness of composites and Nano mechanics of composites in a single volume. Topics such as polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, micromechanical behavior of a lamina, micromechanics and nanomechanics are discussed in detail. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students for a course on composite materials in the fields of mechanical engineering, automobile engineering and electronics engineering, this book: Discusses mechanics and manufacturing techniques of composite materials in a single volume. Explains viscoelastic behavior of composites in a comprehensive manner. Covers fatigue, creep and effect of thermal stresses on composites. Discusses concepts including bending, buckling and vibration of laminated plates in detail. Explains dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) of composites.
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are used in almost every type of advanced engineering structure, with their usage ranging from aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft through to boats, ships and offshore platforms and to automobiles, sports goods, chemical processing equipment and civil infrastructure such as bridges and buildlings. The usage of FRP composites continues to grow at an impessive rate as these materials are used more in their existing markets and become established in relatively new markets such as biomedical devices and civil structures. A key factor driving the increased applications of composites over the recent years is the development of new advanced forms of FRP materials. This includes developments in high performance resin systems and new styles of reinforcement, such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. This book provides an up-to-date account of the fabrication, mechanical properties, delamination resistance, impact tolerance and applications of 3D FRP composites. The book focuses on 3D composites made using the textile technologies of weaving, braiding, knitting and stiching as well as by z-pinning.