An Influence of the Elastic Properties of Composite Components on the Mechanical Response of Polycrystalline Structures at Yield Level

  • Tomasz Sadowski
  • Eligiusz Postek
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The aim of this paper is to present a constitutive model in the case of an uniaxial tension of the polycrystalline materials including the inter-granular metallic layers, creating its internal structure. The paper is focused on the discussion of the elastic properties of a composite components influence on the overall material response. The effective continuum model was applied to get the constitutive relations. Representative Volume Element (RVE) was analysed taking into consideration an initial internal structure of the material obtained from SME photographs. Owing to a high complexity of the internal structure of the composite material, FEA technique was used to get macroscopic stress-strain correlations. They include gradual changes of the internal structure of the material due to porosity and cracks development under tension.


Polycrystalline ceramics inter-granular layers different elastic properties of components 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Sadowski
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  • Eligiusz Postek
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Sanitary EngineeringLublin University of Technologyul. Nadbystrzycka 40Poland

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