On a spherical edge short fiber reinforced plastics

M. Shuster, A. Siegmann, D. Sherman, M. Narkis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3064-3068
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 7 May 199511 Oct 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3)
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period7/05/9511/10/95

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