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Multiscale and Multilevel Modeling of Composites

  • Young W. Kwon

Composites have been used increasingly in various engineering applications which include, but are not limited to, the aerospace, automobile, sports, and leisure industries. To improve properties of composites so that they become stronger, stiffer, tougher, refractory, etc., it would be very useful to design the composite materials from the atomic levels. This requires proper multiscale and multilevel modeling techniques so that those techniques can be used for the design stage of new composites as well as the analysis of existing composites. This chapter presents multiscale and multilevel modeling techniques for different kinds of composite architectures which include particle-reinforced, fiber-reinforced, and woven fabric composites.

Keywords

Fiber Volume Fraction Particle Volume Fraction Fibrous Composite Effective Material Property Representative Unit Cell 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Young W. Kwon
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical and Astronautical EngineeringNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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