Representative volume element homogenization of a composite material by using bond-based peridynamics

Xia, Wenxuan and Galadima, Yakubu Kasimu and Oterkus, Erkan and Oterkus, Selda (2019) Representative volume element homogenization of a composite material by using bond-based peridynamics. Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers. ISSN 2311-8717 (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This study presents representative volume element (RVE) homogenization by using bondbased peridynamics. First, a method to perform RVE homogenisation analysis with bond-based peridynamic theory is demonstrated. Homogenized material properties of a unit-sized fibre reinforced composite cell with varying fibre volume fraction are predicted using the present method. Peridynamic results are compared against a finite element based RVE approach and a good agreement is observed between the two approaches.