Effective thermoelastic constants of short-fiber composites

J. Aboudi*

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A unified method of analysis for the determination of the effective thermal expansion coefficients, specific heats and thermal conductivities of unidirectional short-fiber composites is given. The overall thermal constants of long-fiber and particulate composites are obtained as special cases. In addition, the method provides the effective thermal coefficients of isotropic and quasi-isotropic composites with randomly oriented short fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-225
Number of pages15
JournalFibre Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984


FundersFunder number
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
U.S. Air Force
European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
Air Force Systems CommandAFOSR-84-0042


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