An approach for prediction of the elasto-plastic behavior of particulate reinforced composites

Yilmaz S.

MECCANICA, vol.48, no.9, pp.2271-2279, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11012-013-9744-5
  • Journal Name: MECCANICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2271-2279
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


A numerical approach is presented in this paper for the calculation of the elasto-plastic deformation behavior of particulate reinforced composites. The effect of shape and arrangement of particulate on the elastic modulus and tensile deformation behavior were estimated. The approach presented can consider the shape and arrangement effect of reinforcement particulate via a simple parameter called the geometrical factor (Gf). Elastic moduli and tensile deformation estimations for the particulate reinforced composites were studied. The results of proposed approach were in very good agreement with the results of finite element analysis.