Effective elastic properties using maxwell¿s approach for transversely isotropic composites Chapter in Scopus uri icon


  • © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.In this contribution an analysis of static properties of transversely isotropic, porous and nano-composites is considered. Present work features explicit formulas for effective coefficient in these types of composites. The reinforcements of the composites are a set of spheroidal inclusions with identical size and shape. The center is randomly distributed and the inclusions are embedded in an homogeneous infinite medium (matrix). An study of theoretical predictions obtained by Maxwell approach using two different density distribution functions, which describe the alignment inclusions is done. The method allows to report the static effective elastic coefficients in composites ensemble with inclusions of different geometrical shapes and configurations embedded into a matrix. The effective properties of composites are computed using the Maxwell homogenization method in Matlab software. Another novelty of this contribution is the calculation of new explicit analytical formulas for the control of the alignment tensors N* and Ns¿ which is in charged of the alignment distribution of inclusions within matrix through disorder parameters ¿ and s, respectively. The alignment tensors N¿ and Ns¿ are obtained as average of all possible alignments of the inclusions inside the composite. Numerical results are obtained and compared with some other theoretical approaches reported in the literature.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2019