chapter  7
18 Pages

Mechanical Properties of Dilute Particulate-Filled Composites

Knowledge of the mechanical properties of composites is required in the analysis and design of structures made from composite materials. They also play a vital role in the development of new composite materials that meet specific strength or stiffness requirements. In order to develop tailor-made composites with specific mechanical properties, models are needed to predict the mechanical properties of composites from the properties and volume fractions of the individual components.