Progress in plastic design of composites

Min Chen*, Abdelkader Hachemi

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, the lower-bound of direct methods is applied to fiber reinforced metal matrix periodic composites. Three boundary conditions for the localization problem are discussed and the influence of hardening matrix material is studied. Furthermore, in combination with homogenization theory, plastic material parameters are predicted by using yield loci fitting on the macroscopic limit stress domain. The proposed approach is validated through a numerical example of unidirectional periodic composites with square fiber patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDirect Methods for Limit States in Structures and Materials
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789400768277
ISBN (Print)9400768265, 9789400768260
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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