Effective modules of two-phase construction composites with grain filler

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In the book of R.M. Christensen, “Introduction to the Mechanics of Composites” (1982), a calculation formula is given for the bulk module of polydisperse composites with spherical inclusions. This formula has been known to the Russianspeaking reader for almost 40 years, but unfortunately, it is not used in the practice of building materials science. To identify applied possibilities, R.M. Christensen's formula is modified and reduced to a dimensionless function k = k ( w , η, θ), which depends on three dimensionless parameters, i.e., it depends on three quantities: w is the volume fraction of the inclusion, η - the ratio of the shear modulus of the matrix material to the volume modulus of the same matrix, θ is the ratio of the volume moduli of the matrix materials and inclusion. Numerical studies of this function reveal that in two-phase granular composites, the range of effective moduli is significantly narrowed compared to the region limited by Voigt and Reuss estimates (in the sense of the upper and lower bounds of real values). At the same time, the lower Christensen score is the same as the Reuss score. Numerical and graphically presented results are given on the examples of the study of two characteristic groups of composite materials. In addition, the dimensionless form of the effective module allows to construct a system of visual graphic dependencies of the functions k ( w ) in a flat space k - w . For different values of θ, the function k = k ( w , η) displays a bunch of curved segments, which sets the position of the plane figure in flat space. Examples of constructing figures for characteristic regions of the values of the function k (η, θ, w ) are given.

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Vladimir T. Erofeev

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (National Research University)

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68 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk, 430005, Russian Federation

Aleksej S. Tyuryahin

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (National Research University)

Email: tingaev.s1@gmail.com
68 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk, 430005, Russian Federation

Tatyana P. Tyuryahina

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (National Research University)

Email: tingaev.s1@gmail.com
68 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk, 430005, Russian Federation

Aleksandr V. Tingaev

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (National Research University)

Email: tingaev.s1@gmail.com
68 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk, 430005, Russian Federation


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