Multi-scale modeling in damage mechanics of composite materials Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper addresses the multi-scale modeling aspects of damage in composite materials. The multiplicity of the scales of the operating mechanisms is discussed and clarified by taking examples of damage in a unidirectional ceramic matrix composite and in a cross ply polymer matrix composite laminate. Two multi-scale modeling strategies - the hierarchical and the synergistic - are reviewed in the context of deformational response. Finally, the "big picture" as it relates to the cost-effective manufacturing of composite structures intended for long-term performance is outlined and desired future direction in multi-scale modeling is discussed. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Talreja, R.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Talreja, Ramesh

publication date

  • January 2006