Effect of aggregation of a dispersed rigid filler on the elastic characteristics of a polymer composite

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We proposed a method for describing the effective elastic characteristics of a polymer composite with a rigid aggregating filler. An important feature of such a medium is the variable coupling of the inclusion phase in relation to its volume content. A change in the degree of coupling of the filler is accounted for by introducing an additional parameter. We examined a method of determining the coupling parameter from the results of statistical modeling of the geometry of the medium. Using the example of a calcite-HDPE composite, we showed that aggregation has a significant effect on the dependence of the elastic modulus on the volume content of filler; satisfactory agreement was obtained between the theoretical and experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics

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