Construction and Building Materials 167 (2018) 524–535 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Construction and Building Materials journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/conbuildmat FEM simulation and optimization on the elastic modulus and thermal expansion ratio of polymer-mineral composite Peiyao Sheng, Jizhi Zhang, Zhong Ji , Shizhao Wang Key Laboratory for Liquid-solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials (MOE), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 17923 Jingshi Road, Jinan 250061, PR China highlights graphical a bstract Finite element models of polymer- mineral composite are established. The composite’s properties are optimized by Response Surface Methodology. Effects of components’ properties on the composite’s properties are investigated. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: In this research, the optimization on the overall properties of the polymer-mineral composite including Received 7 May 2017 the compressive elastic modulus and the thermal expansion ratio are investigated. The composite is sim- Received in revised form 9 February 2018 pliﬁed as a two-phase composite composed of coarse aggregates and matrix. 2D ﬁnite element model is Accepted 9 February 2018 built and veriﬁed by comparison with experimental results. The physical properties of the composite and Available online 22 February 2018 components are set as responses
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Published: Apr 10, 2018
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