High Shear Stresses in Stiff-Fiber Composites

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B. Budiansky, G. F. Carrier

Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 02138

J. Appl. Mech 51(4), 733-735 (Dec 01, 1984) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167717 History: Received April 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


Elastic analysis of two parallel fibers in an infinite matrix subjected to longitudinal shear leads to some exact results for stress concentrations between the fibers. High shear stresses occur when stiff fibers are in close proximity.

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