Prediction of the deformation properties of a polymeric composite with a granular-fibrous filler

Yu A. Dzenis, R. D. Maksimov

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Abstract

A variant of calculation of the characteristics of the deformation properties of a hybrid composite containing a complex disperse filler in the form of granular particles and short fibers was proposed. The effect of aggregation of the granular filler, the statistical distributions of the fibers by lengths and orientation in the material, and the anisotropy of the fibers are taken into consideration in the calculation. The statistical distribution of the orientation of the fibers is given by a function proportional to the distance from the center to the surface of a triaxial ellipsoid in the corresponding direction. The uniform random distribution of the fibers in bulk and in the plane is a special case of this distribution. The results of the analysis of the effect of the parameters of the statistical distributions of the length and orientation of short fibers on the elasticity characteristics of a composite are reported. The dependence of the creep of the composite on the ratio of the concentration of the components of the complex filler was determined, and the efficiency of partial replacement of a granular filler by a short-fiber filler to inhibit creep of the composite was demonstrated. The possibilities of predicting the long-term creep were experimentally confirmed on the example of LDPE filled with ground limestone and short glass fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-654
Number of pages11
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics

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