For the potential influence produced by the reinforcement/matrix interphase in particle reinforced metal matrix composites (PMMCs), a unit cell model with transition interphase was proposed. Uniaxial tensile loading was simulated and the stress/strain behavior was predicted. The results show that a transition interphase with both appropriate strength and thickness could affect the failure mode, reduce the stress concentration, and enhance the maximum strain value of the composite.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing|
|Early online date||17 Dec 2011|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|
- Finite element analysis (FEA)
- Numerical analysis