On inclusion-matrix interfacial stresses in composites containing phase-transforming phases

Yun Che Wang, Chi Ching Ko

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Abstract

Recent development in composites containing phase-transforming particles, such as vanadium dioxide or barium titanate, reveals the overall stiffness and viscoelastic damping of the composites may be unbounded. Negative stiffness is induced from phase transformation predicted by the Landau phase transformation theory. Although this unbounded phenomenon is theoretically supported with the composite homogenization theory, detailed stress analyses of the composites are still lacking. In this work, we analyze the two-dimensional plane stress elasticity problem of a square plate containing a circular inclusion, under the assumption that the Young's modulus of the inclusion is negative. Assumption of negative stiffness is a priori in the present analysis. A static loading condition is adopted to estimate the effective modulus of the composites by the ratio of applied stress to averaged strain on the loading edges. It is found that the interfacial stresses between the circular inclusion and matrix increase dramatically when the negative stiffness is so tuned that overall stiffness is unbounded. Furthermore, it is found that stress distributions in the inclusion are not uniform, contrary to Eshelby's theorem, which states, for two-phase, infinite composites, the inclusion's stress distribution is uniform when the shape of the inclusion has higher symmetry than an ellipse. The rationale for this nonuniform stress distributions is due to nonlocal effects induced from negative stiffness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCM II and EPMESC XII - Proc. of the 2nd Int. Symposium on Computational Mechanics and the 12th Int. Conf. on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science
Pages511-515
Number of pages5
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 24
Event2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics, ISCM II, and the 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, EPMESC XII - Hong Kong, Macau, China
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 3

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
NumberPART 1
Volume1233
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics, ISCM II, and the 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, EPMESC XII
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong, Macau
Period09-11-3009-12-03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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