A numerical investigation of spherical void growth in an elastic–plastic continuum

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Title: A numerical investigation of spherical void growth in an elastic–plastic continuum
Authors: Leonard, M.
Murphy, Neal
Karac, Aleksandar
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4609
Date: Nov-2012
Abstract: Significant toughening of structural epoxy adhesives has been achieved with the addition of nano and micro-scale particles. However, the toughening mechanisms introduced by the addition of these particles is not very well understood. The ultimate aim of this research is to develop an understanding of the toughening mechanisms present and investigate the parameters which a ect the degree of toughening, i.e. particle size, particle volume fraction and particle distribution to guide future adhesives development. The current work examines the growth of a single void in an elastic-plastic material as a function of constraint and compares the results with the predictions of the classic Rice & Tracey model.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2012 Elsevier
Keywords: void growth;modelling;finite volume
DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.04.015
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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