The prediction of the mechanical and thermal parameters of material composites is improved when this model is used with materials that have anisotropic matrix material properties, such as LCP-based fiber-filled composites. If a material only has isotropic matrix material properties, the Mori-Tanaka model has no advantage over the default Moldflow Tandon-Weng model.
Correct anisotropic matrix material properties must be explicitly included in the material data in order to use the Mori-Tanaka micro-mechanics model. This model uses the following seven parameters when calculating the mechanical and thermal parameters:
The Mori-Tanaka micro-mechanics model can be used for fiber filled materials with anisotropic matrix properties.