Thermoelastoplastic analysis of a filamentary metal matrix composite

Heoung Jae Chun, Isaac M. Daniel

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The thermoelastoplastic behavior of a unidirectional metal matrix composite (SiC/Al) material was studied with a coaxial cylinder model. The fiber is considered elastic and temperature-independent whereas the matrix is thermoviscoplastic and fitted into a series of power-law strain hardening models. The analysis was based on a successive approximation scheme with the plastic flow rule and von Mises yield criterion. The three-dimensional state of stress in the fiber and matrix was computed for mechanical and thermal loadings. In addition, the stress-strain curves under longitudinal tension at different temperatures and the thermal strain-temperature relation of the composite were predicted and compared with experimental results. The predicted stress-strain curves under longitudinal tension at different temperature showed good agreement with experimental results. The predicted thermal strain-temperature curves in the longitudinal and transverse directions were also in favorable agreement with experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-216
Number of pages18
JournalApplied Composite Materials: An International Journal for the Science and Application of Composite Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • aluminum matrix composites
  • constitutive relations
  • elastoplastic analysis
  • experimental characterization
  • metal matrix composites
  • micromechanics
  • thermal deformations
  • thermoelastic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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