Multiscale modeling of interfacial mechanical behaviours of SiC/Mg nanocomposites
X Zhou and WM Bu and SY Song and F Sansoz and XR Huang, MATERIALS & DESIGN, 182, UNSP 108093 (2019).
The aim of this investigation is to predict the interface separation behavior of silicon carbide (SiC) reinforced magnesium (Mg) matrix composites via multiscale simulations. Interface models for SiC/Mg composites with different interface orientations were first established. The interface crack propagation behaviors and interfacial mechanical properties in the SiC/Mg composites under pure tensile and mixed loadings were then investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. It is found that there are four typical asymmetric crack propagation modes for different SiC/Mg interfaces under pure tension. The interfacial mechanical properties are affected by interfacial bonding characteristics, interfacial orientations and loading modes. A cohesive zone model (CZM) for the SiC/Mg interface was established under mixed loadings and predicted macroscopic mechanical properties of SiC/Mg composites by incorporating the defined CZM in finite element methods are in good agreement with the experimental results. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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