Title

On Matrix in Edge Notched Unidirectional Composites

Abstract

An analytical micromechanics model, using consistent shear lag theory is developed to study the splitting mechanism in the edge notched unidirectional composites. The derived expressions include the load carrying capacity of the matrix. The governing differential equations reduce to an eigenvalue problem and thus are solved numerically. The propagation of the split can be predicted in terms of microstructural properties of the constituents for the damage configurations. The analytical results compare favorably with experimental results and model proposed by Tirosh. They also show that there is a region of intense stress concentration at the tip of the split.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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