Determination of the minimum size of a statistical representative volume element from a fibre-reinforced composite based on point pattern statistics

Jens Zangenberg Hansen, Povl Brøndsted

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Abstract

In a previous study, Trias et al. [1] determined the minimum size of a statistical representative volume element (SRVE) of a unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite primarily based on numerical analyses of the stress/strain field. In continuation of this, the present study determines the minimum size of an SRVE based on a statistical analysis on the spatial statistics of the fibre packing patterns found in genuine laminates, and those generated numerically using a microstructure generator. © 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume68
Pages (from-to)503-505
ISSN1359-6462
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • 2-D quantitative analysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Fibre-reinforced composites
  • Glass fibre
  • Monte Carlo simulation

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