Accession Number:

ADA443333

Title:

Multi-Scale Approach to Investigate the Tensile and Fracture Behavior of Nano Composite Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This report covers results addressing multi-scale measurements of deformation, strain, and failure behavior in particulate composites containing nano size particles. In addition, techniques are developed, based on multi-scale modeling approaches, to model particles interaction, damage initiation and evolution processes, and constitutive and crack growth behavior in particulate composites. The programs basic approach involves a blend of numerical and experimental studies. The results of these studies are evaluated and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE