Chapter 17. Prediction of Tension Failure of Textile Composite Using Micro-Mechanics and Statistical Analysis

  1. Don Bray
  1. Y. Shi,
  2. M. F. Card,
  3. V. V. Raman and
  4. R. M. V. Murthi

Published Online: 23 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch17

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

How to Cite

Shi, Y., Card, M. F., Raman, V. V. and Murthi, R. M. V. (2010) Prediction of Tension Failure of Textile Composite Using Micro-Mechanics and Statistical Analysis, in 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4 (ed D. Bray), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch17

Author Information

  1. Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. (AS&M) 107 Research Drive, Hampton, VA 23666

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375594

Online ISBN: 9780470294499

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Keywords:

  • melter;
  • exhaust;
  • fuel efficiency;
  • utilize;
  • cogeneration

Summary

A general purpose Micro-mechanics analysis code for Textil, composites (MicroTex) developed at AS&M to predict the overall mechanical properties and failure process of textile composites is introduced in this paper. While the main assumptions and procedure used in a prior code (TEXCAD) were adopted, fracture mechanics, a shear lag model, statistical failure criteria, and general nonlinear material properties were included, An iteration scheme was used to consider local unloading. Comparison with various experimental data are presented for both triaxial braided and plain weave composites under uniaxial or biaxial tension. The effect of geometry parameters on composite strength and the composite failure process are also presented in this paper.