Mechanical Properties of Tape Composites
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO
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The stiffness and strength of tape-reinforced composites have been calculated by using the finite-element method, simple model theory and the von Mises-Hencky criterion. The tapes are assumed to be oriented uniaxially in both the longitudinal and transverse directions. According to the theoretical calculations, substantial increases in two basic moduli and a transverse strength are possible with the tape systems, as compared with the corresponding fiber systems. The calculations are based mainly on glass-epoxy composites.
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