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A Nondimensional Number to Classify Composite Compressive Failure

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Chandra S. Yerramalli, Anthony M. Waas

Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Michigan, 1320 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140e-mail: dcw@umich.edu

J. Appl. Mech 71(3), 402-408 (Jun 22, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1756923 History: Received June 05, 2003; Revised November 04, 2003; Online June 22, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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A cross-sectional view of pure compression grips
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Kink band in glass composites of fiber diameter 13.5 μm and Vf=10%
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Kink bands in glass composites of fiber diameter 13.5 μm and Vf=60%
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Splitting failure zone in glass composites with brooming of fibers, 24 μm and Vf=50%
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Comparison of compressive strengths between glass 24 μm and 13.5 μm diameter specimens
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Comparison of compressive stress of glass and carbon composites as function of Vf
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Comparison of compressive stress of glass and carbon composites as function of Vf
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Kink band in glass composite reinforced with 24 μm fiber diameter at Δ/Rθ=0.52
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Classification of failure zones based on η
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Variation of the nondimensional number η for different material systems
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Variation of nondimensional number for glass composites as a function of shear modulus at fixed Vf

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