XXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Warsaw, Poland, August 15-21, 2004

Composites with Planar Random Fiber Arrangements

Dominik Duschlbauer, Helmut J. Boehm, Heinz E. Pettermann
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

A short fiber reinforced composite material with particular fiber arrangement is investigated by means of a numerical unit cell approach as well as by an analytical mean field type approach. Homogenization and localization is performed for Carbon fiber reinforced Copper with respect to the linear thermoelastic and thermal expansion properties. Simulation results are compared and their applicability is assessed.

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