• Heterogeneous materials have potential to revolutionize the aerospace industry by providing means to build lighter and stronger aircrafts which will fly farther

  • Additionally, the ceramic matrix composites are currently being investigated as candidate materials for the use inside a GE jet engine turbine

  • Honeywell Aerospace is investigating the potential of using Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) in its helicopter engines

  • Boom Supersonic and Spike Aerospace are working on the return of supersonic flight by leveraging on recent advances in composite material manufacturing

  • Today, there are limitations in the ability to perform predictive tests in a virtual environment, which can identify and solve potential (or existing) structural or performance issues associated with the use of heterogeneous materials in the high-potential applications outlined above

  • Removing these technology limitations will open possibilities of building lighter, stronger, and more durable structures than existing counterparts

  • At 18 ms, displacement peaks near the void due to inhomogeneous deformation

  • At 30 ms, systems are visibly deformed with a pronounced peak of displacement in matrix in comparison to the fiber regions due to a larger longitudinal elastic modulus in latter

  • At 60 ms, damage for systems without and with void is clearly pronounced along the peak of shear stress direction that is about 45 degrees relative to the loading direction

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