Analytical Tools for Estimation of Particulate Composite Material Properties
Part IV. Materials Properties and Testing
Published Online: 16 NOV 2013
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Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering
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Zohdi, T. I. and Zohdi, M. E. 2013. Analytical Tools for Estimation of Particulate Composite Material Properties. Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering. IV:45:1529–1538.
- Published Online: 16 NOV 2013
In virtually every modern engineering design, new composite particulate materials are employed that are specifically tailored to the application at hand. These materials are constructed by combining an easy to form matrix-binder material with embedded particles, whose properties are chosen to deliver overall desired properties. Trial and error experiments to determine the correct combinations of such materials are tedious and expensive. Accordingly, over the past century, methods have been developed to accelerate the process of material design by attempting to reliably estimate the effective responses of such materials in terms of the material properties of the matrix material, the properties of the particulate additives, and the volume fraction of the particulate additives. This chapter provides a basic overview of some straightforward analytical methods used in such analyses.
- particulate composites;
- property estimates