Multiple scattering of elastic waves in a fiber-reinforced cementitious composite

Hirotaka Sato, Michihiro Kitahara, Tetsuo Shoji

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The multiple scattering of time-harmonic plane elastic waves by random distribution of fibres in concrete was discussed. To account for multiple scattering at high concentration of fibres, a method which combines the generalized self consistent model (GSCM) together with the boundary element method (BEM) and the statistical averaging procedure was used to calculate the frequency dependent properties. The microstructure of the concrete matrix was molded by dispersed aggregate structure to calculate the elastic properties. The results show that the effect of multiple scattering and microstructures can vary phase velocites, attenuations of coherent waves in fiber-reinforced concrete and effective elastic moduli and depend on the frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-980
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Fracture and Failure Prevention: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids (FEOFS2003): Second International Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Fracture and Failure Prevention (2nd ICPCF) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2003 Oct 202003 Oct 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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