Arbitrarily Oriented Cracks in a Reinforced Sheet

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C.-C. Chu

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. 48121

J. Appl. Mech 52(1), 13-18 (Mar 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3168984 History: Received December 01, 1983; Revised May 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


The elastic interaction between a crack and a fiber is studied for various loading conditions. Generalized from earlier work by Greif and Sanders, the present formulation is valid for arbitrary relative orientation between the crack and the fiber. Helpful design information, such as the critical loading condition and the critical fiber orientation to trigger a certain failure mode, is therefore attainable. The fundamental solutions, each associated with proper parameters and proper boundary conditions, can also be superposed to model more realistic problems.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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