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Propagation of SH-Waves Through a Fiber-Reinforced Composite-Elliptic Cylindrical Fibers

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S. K. Datta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

J. Appl. Mech 42(1), 165-170 (Mar 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423510 History: Received January 01, 1974; Revised July 01, 1974; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

Propagation of SH-waves through a fiber-reinforced composite has been considered. Fibers are taken to be elliptic in cross section and are assumed to be randomly distributed. It has been shown that the medium behaves like a homogeneous orthotropic one if the major axes of the ellipses are oriented in a particular direction. Elliptic cavities and Griffith cracks have been treated as special cases. Numerical results are presented for the average rigidities and also shear stresses on a cavity.

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