Longitudinal Shearing of a Weakly Bonded Fiber Composite

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Paul S. Steif, Anna Dollar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

J. Appl. Mech 55(3), 618-623 (Sep 01, 1988) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3125838 History: Received September 04, 1987; Revised January 28, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


The longitudinal shearing of a unidirectional fiber composite which sustains slippage at the fiber-matrix interface is studied theoretically. An expression for the effective shear modulus of the composite, assuming a dilute concentration of fibers, is derived. The necessary quantities are found from the solution to the problem of a single slipping fiber in an infinite matrix. A singular integral equation governing this problem is derived and solved numerically. Results for the progression of slip and for the effective shear modulus are presented.

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