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Study of the Effect of Water Intake by the Matrix on the Optimization of the Fiber Matrix Interface Damage for a Composite Material by Genetic Algorithms

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The objective of this paper is study the influence of the matrix swelling due to water on the damage of the fiber matrix interface of a composite material. The results obtained by a genetic approach based on Weibull probabilistic model, show good agreement between the simulation and the actual behavior of the two materials T300/914 and PEEK/APC2. Also the absorption of water by the matrix increases significantly the interface damage.

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Correspondence to H. Temimi Lahouari or M. Allel.

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Translated from Problemy Prochnosti, No. 6, pp. 142 – 151, November – December, 2013.

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Lahouari, H.T., Allel, M., Belkaid, N. et al. Study of the Effect of Water Intake by the Matrix on the Optimization of the Fiber Matrix Interface Damage for a Composite Material by Genetic Algorithms. Strength Mater 45, 739–747 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11223-013-9509-3

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Keywords

  • interface
  • fiber
  • matrix
  • damage
  • swelling
  • water
  • genetic algorithm