Identification of the mechanical behaviour of biopolymer composites using multistart optimisation technique

Elhacen Brahim, Sofiane Guessasma, Abdellatif Imad, Noureddine Benseddiq

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Abstract

This paper aims at identifying the mechanical behaviour of starch-zein composites as a function of zein content using a novel optimisation technique. Starting from bending experiments, force-deflection response is used to derive adequate mechanical parameters representing the elastic-plastic behaviour of the studied material. For such a purpose, a finite element model is developed accounting for a simple hardening rule, namely isotropic hardening model. A deterministic optimisation strategy is implemented to provide rapid matching between parameters of the constitutive law and the observed behaviour. Results are discussed based on the robustness of the numerical approach and predicted tendencies with regards to the role of zein content. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-397
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials & Design
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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