Complex fiber bundle model for optimization of heterogeneous materials

Shu-Dong Zhang, Z.Q. Huang, E.J. Ding

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We propose a complex fiber bundle model for the optimization of heterogeneous materials, which consists of many simple bundles. We also present an exact and compact recursion relation for the failure probability of a simple fiber bundle model with local load sharing, which is more efficient than the ones reported previously. Using a ''renormalization method'' and the recursion relation developed for the simple bundle, we calculate the failure probabilities of the complex fiber bundle. When the total number of fibers is given, we find that there exists an optimum way to organize the complex bundle, in which one gets a stronger bundle than in other ways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3314-3319
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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