Chapter 49. Computer-Aided Modeling Tools for Composite Materials

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. M. W. Beall,
  2. J. Fish,
  3. M. S. Shephard,
  4. G. J. Dvorak,
  5. K. L. Shek and
  6. R. Wentorf

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch49

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

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. (1994) 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

Author Information

  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375327

Online ISBN: 9780470314500

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Keywords:

  • computational;
  • superposition;
  • micromechanical;
  • idealization;
  • cell evaluation

Summary

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.