Foundations of modeling of composites for durability analysis

Leiting Dong, Satya N. Atluri

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In recent decades, increased use of advanced science and technology and the wide application of heterogeneous materials have been experienced in mechanical, aerospace, and military industries. For example, metals/alloys with precipitates and metallic/polymer/ceramic composite materials with fiber/particulate reinforcements are becoming of particular interest. Improvement and accumulation of composite technologies have supported their application as primary structural members of aircrafts, ships, automobiles, and other devices, which must sustain high reliability for long durations. Consequently, the establishment of a methodology to evaluate and guarantee the durability of composite materials and the development of efficient and accurate tools to model the micromechanical and macromechanical behavior of heterogeneous materials are of fundamental importance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDurability of Composite Systems
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9780128182604
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Computational grain
  • Direct numerical simulation
  • Harmonic function
  • Multi-field variational principle
  • Papkovich-Neuber solution
  • Trefftz trial function


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