Numerical Simulations of Compression Properties of SiC/Fe-20Cr Co-Continuous Composites

  • Liang Yu
  • YanLi Jiang
  • SenKai Lu
  • HongQiang Ru
  • Ming Fang
Conference paper


The uniaxial deformation properties of a SiC/Fe-20Cr composite where both phases are continuous have been studied using the Solidwork simulation software applied the finite element method (FEM). The simulated results have shown that the composites are relatively anisotropy. Fe-20Cr matrix and SiC network ceramic exhibit different mechanical behaviour. The ultimate stress is found near the interface of composites. The configuration of SiC has relatively great influence on intensity and distribution of stress in the composite. The material behaves in a nearly bilinear manner defined by the Young’s modulus and an elastic-plastic modulus. The large deformation appears inside Fe-20Cr matrix. The elastic deformation in the ceramic is accommodated by plastic deformation in the metal phase. Fe-20Cr and SiC can restrict each other to prevent from producing the strain under the load.


Micromechanical properties Solidwork simulation SiC/Fe-20Cr co-continuous composite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Yu
    • 1
  • YanLi Jiang
    • 1
  • SenKai Lu
    • 2
  • HongQiang Ru
    • 3
  • Ming Fang
    • 3
  1. 1.Key laboratory of new processing technology for nonferrous metals & Materials, Ministry of EducationGuilin University of TechnologyGuilinChina
  2. 2.Institute of Materials PhysicsGuilin Normal CollegeGuilinChina
  3. 3.Key laboratory for anisotropy and texture of materials, & Materials, Ministry of Education (MOE)Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina

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