Microstructural finite element modeling and simulation on Al-MgO composites

Satyanarayan Patel, Rahul Vaish, Vishal Singh Chauhan, Chris Bowen

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Object Oriented Finite Element Analysis (OOF2) is used to predict the thermal and mechanical properties of Al-MgO composites. In this work, three compositions of composites containing 5%, 10% and 15% MgO (by volume) are studied. The influence of MgO volume fraction is examined in terms of effective Young's modulus and coefficient of thermal expansion of the composites. In addition, the stress and strain contours are plotted, which are helpful to understand the mechanical behavior of these composites. It is noted that the properties of composites are improved because of the presence of MgO. However, local stresses increase with filler content.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1550030
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Methods
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Al-MgO composites
  • Object oriented finite element analysis
  • thermal properties


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