Advances in Damage Mechanics: Metals and Metal Matrix by George Z. Voyiadjis

By George Z. Voyiadjis

This ebook presents in one and unified quantity a transparent and thorough presentation of the new advances in continuum harm mechanics for metals and steel matrix composites. Emphasis is put on the theoretical formula of the various constitutive types during this zone, yet sections are extra to illustrate the functions of the speculation. moreover, a few sections include new fabric that has no longer seemed prior to within the literature. The publication is split into 3 significant components: half I bargains with the scalar formula and is proscribed to the research of isotropic harm in fabrics; components II and III care for the tensor formula and is utilized to normal states of deformation and harm. the fabric showing during this textual content is proscribed to plastic deformation and harm in ductile fabrics (e.g. metals and steel matrix composites) yet excludes a number of the contemporary advances made in creep, brittle fracture, and temperature results because the authors believe that those issues require a separate quantity for this presentation. in addition, the functions awarded during this booklet are the easiest attainable ones and are generally according to the uniaxial stress test.

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This damage variable is found to be decomposable into two local damage variables that are directly related to the matrix and fibers. The discussion is limited to damage due to uniaxial tension in a unidirectional fiber-reinforced composite thin lamina. This is done deliberately in order to keep the mathematical formulation simple and accessible to the general reader. Analysis of general states of damage and deformation in composite materials will require the use of tensor analysis and is left to Part Π of this book.

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This contradiction arises directly from the simple assumption of the Voigt model. 25b). Other more realistic models for determining concentration factors are available, however they are far from being simple. The above contradiction can be corrected by employing the Vanishing Fiber Diameter (VFD) model [68, 97]. In this model, it is assumed that each of the cylindrical fibers has a vanishing diameter and that the fibers occupy a finite volume fraction of the composite (in order to provide axial constraint of the phase, [68, 69]).

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