Micromechanical modeling of filament wound cement-based composites

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A theoretical model to predict the response of laminated cement-based composites is developed. The micromechanical model simulates the mechanical response of a multilayer cement-based composite laminate under uniaxial, biaxial, and flexural loading modes. Tsai-Wu Criterion is used for each lamina and the stacking sequence is utilized to obtain the overall stiffness matrix. The effect of distributed cracking on the stiffness degradation of the cross ply layers under tensile loading is measured using a scalar damage parameter that is empirically related to the apparent strain. The model is calibrated by predicting the load versus deformation response of unidirectional, cross ply, and angle ply laminates under tensile and flexural loading. Results are then compared to the experimental results cross ply and angle composites with various stacking sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-382
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003


  • Cements
  • Composite materials
  • Micromechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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