Chapter 9. Dependence of Composite Properties Upon Statistical Variations in Fiber Length

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. R. J. Kerans

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch9

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Kerans, R. J. (1988) Dependence of Composite Properties Upon Statistical Variations in Fiber Length, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch9

Author Information

  1. Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories Materials Laboratory Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433–6533

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374801

Online ISBN: 9780470310496

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Keywords:

  • thermal profiles;
  • thermal shock resistance;
  • diffusion;
  • electrommagnetic radiation;
  • microwaves

Summary

It is proposed that in high fiber-fraction composites with relatively weak matrices, final fracture and toughness may be more dependent upon architectural details than upon crack behavior in the matrix phase. Specifically, implications of statistical variations in fiber length are considered. A simple analytical model for the stress-strain behavior of a fiber dominated composite is described. Characteristics of the model are discussed with regard to existing experimental data.