Optimization of discontinuous fiber composites

Victor C. Li, M. Maale, T. Hashida

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Discontinuous Random Fiber Reinforced Composites (DRFRC) exhibit different behaviors depending on their microstructural properties. Small fraction of fiber rupture can have a beneficial effect on the tensile and fracture energy properties of the composite. This paper briefly summarizes the results of an analytical model that predicts the pre-peak and post-peak bridging stress-COD relationship which accounts for fiber pull-out and rupture. The model can be used to optimize the design of DRFRC in terms of composite tensile strength and fracture energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: 1992 May 241992 May 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics


ConferenceProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA


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