Mechanics of hybrid polymer composites: analytical and computational study

Rodrigo P. Tavares, António R. Melro, Miguel A. Bessa, Albert Turon, Wing K. Liu, Pedro P. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)405-421
Number of pages17
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Tavares, R. P., Melro, A. R., Bessa, M. A., Turon, A., Liu, W. K., & Camanho, P. P. (2016). Mechanics of hybrid polymer composites: analytical and computational study. Computational Mechanics, 57(3), 405-421.