Detailed comparison of analytical and finite element-based homogenization approaches for fibre-reinforced composites

Sergey G. Abaimov, Iskander S. Akhatov, Stepan V. Lomov

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Abstract

The chapter analyzes the analytical homogenization methods for micro-and meso-modelling of fibre-reinforced composites, establishing their advantages and limitations in comparison with finite element modelling of representative volume elements of the composite. The main analytical approach is Mori-Tanaka (MT) method. The following aspects are analyzed: (1) micromechanics of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites; (2) limited applicability of MT scheme for multicomponent and multiphase composites; (3) heuristic use of MT method for a complex microstructure; (4) decomposition of a multiscale homogenization; (5) inhomogeneity-based method for curved fibre assemblies and textile composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites
PublisherElsevier
Pages141-177
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780128189849
ISBN (Print)9780128189849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameMulti-Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Keywords

  • Homogenization
  • Inhomogeneity
  • Micromechanics
  • Mori-tanaka

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