STP1256: Analysis of Damage and Failure in Metal Matrix Composites

    Brust, FW
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

    Majumdar, BS
    Universal Energy Systems, Dayton, OH

    Newaz, GM
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Pages: 25    Published: Jan 1995


    This paper presents the results of the analysis of the constitutive response of a model Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) system. The model is described first, followed by some direct comparison of predicted response to corresponding experimental data. An important result discussed here is that when model verification is made, it is important to compare load direction response to the experimental data, but also, comparisons to the out of load direction response must be made, or the model may not be performing as desired. Some discussion of failure predictions using simple models is also made here.


    metal matrix composite, composite, damage, plasticity, analysis, experiments

    Paper ID: STP16401S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16401S

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