Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Shankar Mall, PhD
In this study, a three-dimensional micromechanics model is developed. The present capabilities of the model include both unidirectional and laminated composite layups with various types of nonlinear analysis such as a thermoelastic-plastic analysis employing the Prandtl-Reuss flow relations, a thermoviscoplastic analysis using Bodner-Partom unified constitutive theory, and an interfacial damage progression scheme based on a statistical interfacial failure criteria. Such nonlinearities are critical factors during thermomechanical fatigue TMF loading of high temperature composites. Solutions were obtained and extensive comparisons performed with existing micromechanics models, finite element analysis, and experiment with excellent results. In addition, the analysis was developed to require minimal computer resources. For instance, the majority of problems may be accomplished on a personal computer in a matter of seconds.
DTIC Accession Number
Robertson, David D., "A Nonlinear Three-Dimensional Micromechanics Model for Fiber-Reinforced Laminated Composites" (1993). Theses and Dissertations. 6584.