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Three-dimensional finite element modeling of inorganic-matrix composite materials using a mesoscale approach

Fiber reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites represent a promising alternative to the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for strengthening existing structures. FRCM composites are comprised of a high-strength fiber net (textile) embedded within an inorganic matrix, which is responsible of the stress-transfer between the composite and the substrate. FRCM composites comprising one layer of fiber are generally reported to fail due to debonding of the fibers from the embedding matrix. However, depending on the FRCM material employed, failure at the matrix-substrate interface, interlaminar (delamination) of the matrix, and fiber rupture may also occur. When stitch-bonded textiles are employed, i.e. textiles where longitudinal and transversal bundles are firmly connected, the interlocking between fibers and matrix plays a key role in the matrix-fiber stress-transfer mechanism and failure generally occurs due to cracking of the matrix.

» Author: G. Mazzucco, T. D'Antino, C. Pellegrino, V. Salomoni

» Reference: Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 143

» Publication Date: 15/06/2018

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