Random Fiber/Matrix Model Generator

By Micheal Keith Ballard

Texas A&M University


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A tool for the creation of 2D fiber/matrix models that have a random arrangement of fibers.  It can create a random representative volume element of a fiber/matrix microstructure that has both a periodic mesh and geometry, allowing convenient application of periodic boundary conditions in a finite element analysis.  It can also create models for larger sections of a fiber/matrix composite that may only be periodic in one direction or not at all, such as a microscale model of a section of a lamina or the entire cross-section of a tow from a textile composite.


Keith Ballard is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University performing research into multi-functional fiber reinforced composites under Prof. John D. Whitcomb.


Ross McLendon and John D. Whitcomb

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  • Micheal Keith Ballard (2017), "Random Fiber/Matrix Model Generator," https://cdmhub.org/resources/1410.

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