Computer simulation of percolation structure in composites

Atsumu Ishida, Hideaki Matsubara, Katsuya Furukawa, Masaru Miyayama, Hiroaki Yanagida

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Two-dimensional computer simulations were conducted on percolative structure in which second phases of various aspect ratios were arranged in a matrix phase. The second phases were randomly arranged in an array with two different computational programs; one prohibiting an overlap among second phases and the other allowing the overlap. From the simulation prohibiting the overlap, it was predicted that a continuous path was formed at less amounts of the second phase with higher aspect ratios. In the simulation allowing the overlap, a continuous path throughout the array was formed by arranging the second phase of an aspect ratio of 100 with less than 4% in the array. These results agreed well with the conduction path formation in hot-pressed ceramic composites consisting of an insulator matrix and electrically conductive whisker additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-999
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1202
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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