Effective properties of fiber-reinforced materials

U. Tzaclka, K. Schulgasser

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A material consisting of a matrix in which aligned fibers of uniform circular cross section are embedded is considered. A method is developed for computing the effective axial shear modulus and transverse thermal conductivity (which are mathematically analogous) for such materials. The method, an approximate technique based on pairwise interactions, introduces a new consistency concept uniquely appropriate for this problem, and is universal in the sense that it is readily and quickly applicable to any fiber arrangement. It overcomes an apparent inconsistency in other interaction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-834
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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