Micromechanics of Composite Materials,
Edition 1 A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach
By Jacob Aboudi, Steven M. Arnold and Brett A. Bednarcyk

Publication Date: 19 Aug 2016

With composites under increasing use in industry to replace traditional materials in components and structures, the modeling of composite performance, damage and failure has never been more important.

Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale nature of the composite, constituent material behaviour, damage models and key techniques for multiscale modelling, as well as presenting the findings and methods, developed over a lifetime’s research, of three leading experts in the field.

The unified approach presented in the book for conducting multiscale analysis and design of conventional and smart composite materials is also applicable for structures with complete linear and nonlinear material behavior, with numerous applications provided to illustrate use.

Modeling composite behaviour is a key challenge in research and industry; when done efficiently and reliably it can save money, decrease time to market with new innovations and prevent component failure. This book provides the tools and knowledge from leading micromechanics research, allowing researchers and senior engineers within academia and industry with to improve results and streamline development workflows.

Key Features

  • Brings together for the first time the findings of a lifetime’s research in micromechanics by recognized leaders in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all micromechanics formulations in use today and a unified approach that works for the multiscale analysis and design of multi-phased composite materials, considering both small strain and large strain formulations
  • Combines otherwise disparate theory, code and techniques in a step-by-step manner for efficient and reliable modeling of composites
About the author
By Jacob Aboudi, Professor Emeritus, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Steven M. Arnold, Technical Lead for Multiscale Modeling, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research?Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Brett A. Bednarcyk, Senior Research Engineer, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Table of Contents





Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Fundamentals of Composite Materials and Structures

1.2 Modeling of Composites

1.3 Description of the Book Layout

1.4 Suggestions on How to Use the Book

Chapter 2. Constituent Material Modeling

2.1 Reversible Models

2.2 Irreversible Deformation Models

2.3 Damage/Life Models

2.4 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 3. Fundamentals of the Mechanics of Multiphase Materials

3.1 Introduction of Scales and Homogenization/Localization

3.2 Macromechanics versus Micromechanics

3.3 Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) and Repeating Unit Cells (RUCs)

3.4 Volume Averaging

3.5 Homogeneous Boundary Conditions

3.6 Average Strain Theorem

3.7 Average Stress Theorem

3.8 Determination of Effective Properties

3.9 Mechanics of Composite Materials

3.10 Comparison of Various Micromechanics Methods for Continuous Reinforcement

3.11 Levin’s Theorem: Extraction of Effective CTE from Mechanical Effective Properties

3.12 The Self-Consistent Scheme (SCS) and Mori-Tanaka (MT) Method for Inelastic Composites

3.13 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 4. The Method of Cells Micromechanics

4.1 The MOC for Continuously Fiber-Reinforced Materials (Doubly Periodic)

4.2 The Method of Cells for Discontinuously Fiber-Reinforced Composites (Triply Periodic)

4.3 Applications: Unidirectional Continuously Reinforced Composites

4.4 Applications: Discontinuously Reinforced (Short-Fiber) Composites

4.5 Applications: Randomly Reinforced Materials

4.6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 5. The Generalized Method of Cells Micromechanics

5.1 GMC for Discontinuous Reinforced Composites (Triple Periodicity)

5.2 Specialization of GMC to Continuously Reinforced Composites (Double Periodicity)

5.3 Applications

5.4 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 6. The High-Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells Micromechanics

6.1 Three-Dimensional (Triply Periodic) High-Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells with Imperfect Bonding Between the Phases

6.2 Specialization to Double Periodicity (for Continuous Fibers, Anisotropic Constituents, and Imperfect Bonding)

6.3 Reformulation of the Two-Dimensional (Doubly Periodic) HFGMC with Debonding and Inelasticity Effects

6.4 Contrast Between HFGMC and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

6.5 Isoparametric Subcell Generalization

6.6 Doubly Periodic HFGMC Applications

6.7 Triply Periodic Applications

6.8 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 7. Multiscale Modeling of Composites

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Multiscale Analysis Using Lamination Theory

7.3 HyperMAC

7.4 Multiscale Generalized Method of Cells (MSGMC)


7.6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 8. Fully Coupled Thermomicromechanical Analysis of Multiphase Composites

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Classical Thermomicromechanical Analysis

8.3 Fully Coupled Thermomicromechanical Analysis

8.4 Applications

8.5 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 9. Finite Strain Micromechanical Modeling of Multiphase Composites

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Finite Strain Generalized Method of Cells (FSGMC)

9.3 Applications Utilizing FSGMC

9.4 Finite Strain High-Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells (FSHFGMC) for Thermoelastic Composites

9.5 Applications Utilizing FSHFGMC

9.6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 10. Micromechanical Analysis of Smart Composite Materials

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Electro-Magneto-Thermo-Elastic Composites

10.3 Hysteresis Behavior of Ferroelectric Fiber Composites

10.4 The Response of Electrostrictive Composites

10.5 Analysis of Magnetostrictive Composites

10.6 Nonlinear Electro-Magneto-Thermo-Elastic Composites

10.7 Shape Memory Alloy Fiber Composites

10.8 Shape Memory Alloy Fiber Composites Undergoing Large Deformations

10.9 Applications

10.10 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 11. Higher-Order Theory for Functionally Graded Materials

11.1 Background and Motivation

11.2 Generalized Three-Directional HOTFGM

11.3 Specialization of the Higher-Order Theory

11.4 Higher-Order Theory for Cylindrical Functionally Graded Materials (HOTCFGM)

11.5 HOTFGM Applications

11.6 HOTCFGM Applications

11.7 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 12. Wave Propagation in Multiphase and Porous Materials

12.1 Full Three-Dimensional Theory

12.2 Specialization to Two-Dimensional Theory for Thermoelastic Materials

12.3 The Inclusion of Inelastic Effects

12.4 Two-Dimensional Wave Propagation with Full Thermoelastic Coupling

12.5 Applications

12.6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter 13. Micromechanics Software

13.1 Accessing the Software

13.2 Method of Cells Source Code

13.3 MAC/GMC 4.0

13.4 Concluding Remarks

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Book details
ISBN: 9780128101278
Page Count: 1006
Retail Price : £97.00
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Academic professionals and practicing engineers in the field of composite mechanics, including members of ASME, AIAA and SAE; Aerospace and automotive engineers wanting to design and analyze composite materials; Advanced students and graduates