Fracture in brittle matrix particle composites with varying particle content
van Vliet, M.R.A.
van Mier, J.G.M.
Fracture in brittle matrix particle and fibre composites can be conveniently modelled by means of lattice models where the particle and/or fibre structure is incorporated directly in the model. The particles, fibres and matrix, as well as the interfacial transition zone are assumed to behave as a continuum. This means that no further internal structure, which is bound to exist at smaller observational levels, is incorporated in the model. The continuum phases are modelled as a discrete lattice of short beam elements. An intimate relation exists between the size of the beam elements and the size of the smallest structural element included in the material structure. Available computational capacity, i.e. both hardware and speed of the solver, determine the size of the problem that can be analyzed (size refers to the number of elements).
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