A mixtures' model for porous particle-polymer composites

Parvez Alam*

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Derived herein is a mixtures' model for porous particle-polymer composites, modified to encompass the geometrical influences of microstructure to elastic resistance. Emphasis is directed in particular to binding material contact lengths, solid state anfractuosity, pore-space influence perpendicular to the direction of loading and the effective contribution of reinforcing material. These microstructural features are contextualised within the classical Voigt model to yield a simplistic model that predicts, with greater accuracy than classical mixture-based models and contemporary porous composite models, the Young modulus for porous particle-polymer composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-393
Number of pages5
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010


  • Composites
  • Elastic properties
  • Mechanical properties
  • Particle-reinforced
  • Porosity/voids


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