Micro-mechanics of high porosity particle-polymer composites

P Alam, S Mathur, T Byholm, O Jarvinen, Jani Kniivilä, Martti Toivakka

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    A computational approach is elucidated herein, whereby different shaped particles are packed computationally and joined together using a polymer binder addition algorithm. The effects of using different particle shapes and sizes were shown to have a significant impact on the global properties of the composites. Moreover, the distribution of binder around the particles is believed to have a critical saturation level. The models are to within one order of magnitude of experimental values. The computational method for ascertaining the global properties particle-polymer composites both novel and useful since the microstructure can be manipulated computationally to optimise the strength and stiffness properties of porous particulate composite materials.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics (ICHMM-2008) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, June 3-8, 2008, Huangshan, China
    EditorsJ Fan, H Chen
    PublisherDEStech Publications Inc.
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-932078-80-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Eventconference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


    Period01/01/10 → …


    • mechanics
    • modelling
    • particle
    • polymer
    • porous

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