Thermoviscoplastic micromechanics model for short fiber composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • The Benveniste and Dvorak (1990) reinterpretation of the thermoelastic Mori-Tanaka method is extended to model the thermoviscoplasticity of metal matrix composites. The matrix unified viscoplasticity equations of Miller are cast in a total strain formulation to yield the instantaneous tangent stiffness for use in the micromechanics model. The thermomechanical history dependence of the composite residual stresses is determined. Finally, a previous statement (Boyd et al., 1990) concerning the composite steady state creep is corrected herein.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Division (Publication) MD

author list (cited authors)

  • Boyd, J. G., & Allen, D. H.

complete list of authors

  • Boyd, JG||Allen, DH

publication date

  • December 1991