Chapter 49. Computer-Aided Modeling Tools for Composite Materials
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1994 The American Ceramic Society
Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4
How to Cite
Beall, M. W., Fish, J., Shephard, M. S., Dvorak, G. J., Shek, K. L. and Wentorf, R. (2008) Computer-Aided Modeling Tools for Composite Materials, in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch49
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1994
Print ISBN: 9780470375327
Online ISBN: 9780470314500
- cell evaluation
As part of Rensselaer's ONR/ARPA URI on Mechanism-Based Modeling of Composite Structures a set of computational and visualization tools are being developed and integrated together to provide scientists and engineers with the means to better design composite materials and structures. This paper briefly overviews the modular software framework which underlies the system. Some of the underlying computational techniques critical to the numerical analysis procedures are introduced, such as adaptive multiscale modeling based on hierarchic superposition techniques and effective unit cell and other micromechanical models. This paper shows examples of the application of these techniques to understanding the behavior of composite materials and structures.