Prediction of mechanical properties of hybrid discontinuous composites

Joël Henry, Soraia Pimenta, Ha Na Yu, Marco Longana

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Abstract

Composites are widely used for their high mechanical properties and light weight, but remain brittle and expensive. To tackle these issues, a model has been developed to study composite materials combining (i) the brick-and-mortar architecture found in natural composites to increase the toughness, and (ii) hybridisation to tailor further the mechanical response and reduce the material cost. The model can derive the mechanical properties of various discontinuous hybrid architectures and showed remarkably good agreement with both FE and experimental results. Its fully analytical aspect makes it suitable for parametric studies and it can used as a tool to find optimum configurations and tailor the material for specific applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period26/06/1630/06/16

Keywords

  • Analytical modelling
  • Bioinspired composites
  • Brick-and-mortar architecture
  • Hybrid composites
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

Cite this

Henry, J., Pimenta, S., Yu, H. N., & Longana, M. (2016). Prediction of mechanical properties of hybrid discontinuous composites. In ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials). European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.