TRANSVERSE PROPERTIES OF FIBROUS COMPOSITES
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO
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The transverse stiffness and strength of unidirectional fiber- reinforced composites were calculated by using the finite-element method and the von Mises-Hencky criterion. Both the square and hexagonal arrays were considered for the fiber configuration. The conditions of perfect bonding and total debonding were included in the strength calculations. Experimental work was also conducted on boron-aluminum and stainless steel-aluminum composites. The transverse properties of such systems were measured as functions of fiber volume content. The theoretical results were compared with the experimental data of metal-matrix composites and glass-epoxy composites.
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