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Design of Particulate-Reinforced Composite Materials

Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, 31-864 Kraków, Poland
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Materials 2018, 11(2), 234; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11020234
Received: 26 January 2018 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 3 February 2018
A microstructure-based model is developed to study the effective anisotropic properties (magnetic, dielectric or thermal) of two-phase particle-filled composites. The Green’s function technique and the effective field method are used to theoretically derive the homogenized (averaged) properties for a representative volume element containing isolated inclusion and infinite, chain-structured particles. Those results are compared with the finite element approximations conducted for the assumed representative volume element. In addition, the Maxwell–Garnett model is retrieved as a special case when particle interactions are not considered. We also give some information on the optimal design of the effective anisotropic properties taking into account the shape of magnetic particles. View Full-Text
Keywords: particulate-reinforced composite materials; homogenization; effective field method; numerical analysis; optimal design particulate-reinforced composite materials; homogenization; effective field method; numerical analysis; optimal design
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Muc, A.; Barski, M. Design of Particulate-Reinforced Composite Materials. Materials 2018, 11, 234.

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