Shakedown limits for a metal matrix composite

Citation
Ars. Ponter et al., Shakedown limits for a metal matrix composite, J COMP TECH, 23(3), 2001, pp. 197-204
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0884-6804 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
197 - 204
Database
ISI
SICI code
0884-6804(200107)23:3<197:SLFAMM>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
The paper discusses a method for the evaluation of the yield values of a me tal matrix composite material when subjected to a variation in temperature. A direct shakedown analysis method is described which produces a shakedown stress value as a result of a sequence of incompressible linear solutions with a spatially varying modulus. The process converges to the minimum uppe r bound associated with the class of displacement fields when implemented i n a finite element method (Ponter and Carter [1,2]). The solutions for an A luminum/alumina system loaded in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the fibers demonstrate the high sensitivity of this material to fluctua tions in temperature. Simple approximate equations for strength values are presented in terms of nondimensional variables.