Multi-scale Simulation of Composite Materials

Results from the Project MuSiKo

  • Stefan Diebels
  • Sergej Rjasanow

Part of the Mathematical Engineering book series (MATHENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ralf Müller, Charlotte Kuhn, Markus Klassen, Heiko Andrä, Sarah Staub
    Pages 15-30
  3. Heiko Andrä, Dascha Dobrovolskij, Katja Schladitz, Sarah Staub, Ralf Müller
    Pages 31-56
  4. Ramin Shirazi Nejad, Christian Wieners
    Pages 57-96
  5. Richards Grzhibovskis, Christian Michel, Sergej Rjasanow
    Pages 97-141
  6. Céline Röhrig, Stefan Diebels
    Pages 143-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book


Bringing together mathematical modelling, materials mechanics, numerical methods and experimental engineering, this book provides a unique overview of multi-scale modelling approaches, multi-scale simulations and experimental investigations of short fibre reinforced thermoplastics. The first chapters focus on two principal subjects: the mathematical and mechanical models governing composite properties and damage description. The subsequent chapters present numerical algorithms based on the Finite Element Method and the Boundary Element Method, both of which make explicit use of the composite’s microstructure. Further, the results of the numerical simulations are shown and compared to experimental results.

Lastly, the book investigates deformation and failure of composite materials experimentally, explaining the applied methods and presenting the results for different volume fractions of fibres.

This book is a valuable resource for applied mathematics, theoretical and experimental mechanical engineers as well as engineers in industry dealing with modelling and simulation of short fibre reinforced composites.


Composite materials Damage and failure Multiscale simulation Finite Element Methods Boundary Element Methods Experimental studies of mechanical properties damage and failure

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Diebels
    • 1
  • Sergej Rjasanow
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische MechanikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57956-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57957-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4732
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4740
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