Mechanics of hybrid polymer composites: analytical and computational study

Rodrigo Tavares, Antonio R Melro, Miguel A. Bessa, Albert Turon, Wing K. Liu, Pedro Camanho

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Three different models with increased complexity to study the effects of hybridization on the tensile failure of hybrid composites are proposed. The first model is a model for dry bundles of fibres based on the statistics of fibre strength. The second is a model for composite materials based on the multiple fragmentation phenomenon. Lastly, a micromechanical numerical model is developed that considers a random distribution of fibres and takes into account the stochastic nature of fibre strength. This study aims to understand the controlling factors that lead to pseudo-ductility, as well as establish the sequence of failure mechanisms in hybrid composites under tensile loadings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-421
Number of pages17
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number3
Early online date11 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • Hybrid composites
  • Pseudo-ductility
  • Analytical modelling
  • Numerical modelling


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