A Continuum Formulation for Fiber-Reinforced Viscoelastic Composite Materials With Microstructure PART - I: ANISOTROPIC MATRIX MATERIAL


Usal M. , USAL M. R. , Esendemir U.

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.15, no.3, pp.217-234, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-234

Abstract

Behavior of a viscoelastic material under mechanical loading has been systematically investigated in this study in the scope of continuum mechanics, where the material was brought to a composite state by non-expansive fiber family considered as topological objects constituting only anisotropy. In this model no constraint was applied that would prevent realization of fiber reinforcement on molecular dimensions or on nano scale. Matrix part of the object has a viscoelastic anisotropy and, in addition to that, due to the fiber reinforcement, the object will wholly have an anisotropic structure.