Equivalent-inclusion approach for estimating the elastic moduli of matrix composites with non-circular inclusions

Tran Nguyen Quyet, Pham Duc Chinh, Tran Anh Binh


A novel approach to predict the effective elastic moduli of matrix composites made from non-circular inclusions embedded in a continuous matrix is proposed. In this approach, those inhomogeneities are substituted by simple equivalent circular-inclusions with modified elastic properties obtained from comparing the dilute solution results. Available simple approximations for the equivalent circular-inclusion medium then can be used to estimate the effective elastic moduli of the original composite. Robustness of proposed approach is demonstrated through the numerical examples with elliptic inclusions.


Effective elastic moduli; isotropic multicomponent material; matrix composite; elliptic inclusion; circular inclusion

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/37/2/5659 Display counter: Abstract : 168 views. PDF : 67 views.


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