The effect of fiber end geometry on the stress distribution in a model polycarbonate/single short glass fiber composite was studied. Short glass fibers, having a spherical edge in one end and a sharp edge in the opposite end were used. Photoelastic technique and finite element analysis show effect of the short fiber end geometry on the stress distribution and reinforcing efficiency. Existence of an optimal spherical fiber end geometry, more effective in load bearing than the usual sharp-edged, is predicted.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Boston, MA, USA|
Duration: 7 May 1995 → 11 Oct 1995
|Conference||Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3)|
|City||Boston, MA, USA|
|Period||7/05/95 → 11/10/95|