Victor. C. Li

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This article proposes a new theory for predicting the crack bridging performance of random short fibers involved in cementitious composites. The current theoretical model for estimating crack bridging performance of Random Short Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (RSFRCC) under tension is limited to specific constituent properties: friction dominant(More)
THE MECHANICAL behavior of brittle matrix composites is strongly affected by the bridging of cracks by fibers. In random fiber composites, libers can lie at an angle to the crack plane. Under such conditions, the bridging stress for a certain crack opening is governed by various micromcchanisms including fiber debonding, fiber bending and rupture as well as(More)
The complete relationship between the pullout load and the displacement of a fibre when it pulls out of the matrix serves as an important parameter in the design of composite materials. Many analytical models for the prediction of the behaviour of composite materials are based on the assumption of a constant friction load between the fibre and the matrix,(More)
The debonding behaviour of fibres strongly affects the properties of fibre-reinforced composites. In the literature, two different approaches to the fibre debonding problem have been developed. In strength-based approaches [1-4], interracial debonding is assumed to occur once an interfacial strength is reached. In fracture-based approaches [5-9], the(More)
This study proposes a new comprehensive theoretical approach for predicting tensile stress-strain relation of Random Short Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (RSFRCC) showing Pseudo Strain Hardening (PSH). This approach is grounded on solid basis of micromechanics, which describes PSH phenomenon in terms of constitutive properties of fiber, matrix, and(More)
In brittle materials such as concrete and ceramics, fibre reinforcement has been widely accepted as an effective way of improving their strength and toughness. In addition, a notable pseudo strain-hardening phenomenon can contribute to a significantly enhanced ductility of the composite when an adequately designed fibre system is used. This condition was(More)
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