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A stochastic micromechanics approach to predict composite material properties

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Andrew Shaw, Professor Peter Gosling


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A stochastic micromechanics approach to the theoretical prediction of random variaitions of composite material properties is presented here. The motivation for this work is provided by experimental evidence that random variability has a significant influence on the response of structures composed of composite materials. This paper concentrates on the methodology used to compute the cumulative distribution function (cdf) of a given component of composite stiffness or strength that exhibits stochastic behaviour as a result of random variability of constituent material properties and variables related to composite assembly. This study is part of a larger project to develop a reliability based finite element method, capable of modelling structures made from fibre reinforced composite materials with uncertain material property values. Copyright © 2008 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Shaw AJ, Gosling PD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

Year of Conference: 2008

Publisher: AIAA