A Preisach model for hysteretic description of natural maize composites


  • Ruxandra Ilie
  • Iulian Girip
  • Mihai Ciuncanu
  • Max Turley


composites, natural fiber, hysteretic behaviour, Preisach model, Bouc-Wen model


The work is focused on the hysteretic behavior of a composite made out of stalk based maize fiber and unsaturated polyester resin polymer as matrix with methyl ethyl ketone peroxide as a catalyst and Cobalt Octoate as a promoter. A Preisach model is used to describe the behavior of such composites subjected to stretchingcompression cycles. A procedure for fitting the Bouc-Wen model to imitate experimental data, are presented and discussed together with the Preisach model.


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