A micromechanical model using simultaneously Green’s function techniques and interfacial operators is proposed in order to solve the elastic inhomogeneous coated inclusion problem. For a composite material made of a non dilute concentration of coated inclusions and a homogeneous matrix, the interactions between the reinforcements are solved by a self-consistent scheme. The theoretical results for a composite of hollow spheres of glass in a polyester matrix are in good agreement with experimental measurements of Huang and Gibson.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Composite materials, Glass, Polyester fabrics
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