Hydro-mechanical network modelling of particulate composites

  title={Hydro-mechanical network modelling of particulate composites},
  author={Ignatios Athanasiadis and Simon J. Wheeler and P. Grassl},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
Differential shrinkage in particulate quasi-brittle materials causes microcracking which reduces durability in these materials by increasing their mass transport properties. A hydro-mechanical three-dimensional periodic network approach was used to investigate the influence of particle and specimen size on the specimen permeability. The particulate quasi-brittle materials studied here consist of stiff elastic particles, and a softer matrix and interfacial transition zones between matrix and… Expand
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