Failure Criteria for Unidirectional Fiber Composites

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Z. Hashin

Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Structures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 47(2), 329-334 (Jun 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153664 History: Received April 01, 1979; Revised July 01, 1979; Online July 21, 2009


Three-dimensional failure criteria of unidirectional fiber composites are established in terms of quadratic stress polynomials which are expressed in terms of the transversely isotropic invariants of the applied average stress state. Four distinct failure modes—tensile and compressive fiber and matrix modes—are modeled separately, resulting in a piecewise smooth failure surface.

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