Asymptotic homogenization of fibre-reinforced composites: a virtual element method approach

Asymptotic homogenization of fibre-reinforced composites: a virtual element method approach A virtual element method approach is presented for solving the unit cell problem, in application of the asymptotic homogenization method, and computing the antiplane shear homogenized material moduli of a composite material reinforced by cylindrical inclusions of arbitrary cross section. Validation of the proposed numerical method is proved by comparison with analytical and numerical reference solutions, for a number of micro-structural arrays and for different grading properties of the material constituents. A point on numerical efficiency is also made with respect to the possibility of local refinement granted by the innovative numerical procedure which relies on a mesh conformity concept ampler than the one of classical finite element method. The flexibility of the method allows for a large variety of microstructure shapes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Meccanica Springer Journals

Asymptotic homogenization of fibre-reinforced composites: a virtual element method approach

Meccanica , Volume 53 (6) – Jan 23, 2018
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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Physics; Classical Mechanics; Civil Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
ISSN
0025-6455
eISSN
1572-9648
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11012-018-0818-2
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Abstract

A virtual element method approach is presented for solving the unit cell problem, in application of the asymptotic homogenization method, and computing the antiplane shear homogenized material moduli of a composite material reinforced by cylindrical inclusions of arbitrary cross section. Validation of the proposed numerical method is proved by comparison with analytical and numerical reference solutions, for a number of micro-structural arrays and for different grading properties of the material constituents. A point on numerical efficiency is also made with respect to the possibility of local refinement granted by the innovative numerical procedure which relies on a mesh conformity concept ampler than the one of classical finite element method. The flexibility of the method allows for a large variety of microstructure shapes.

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MeccanicaSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 23, 2018

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