Effect of fibre shape on the stresses within fibres in fibre-reinforced composite materials

Equations have been derived for calculating the stress distributions in a tapered reinforcing fibre in a composite material, i.e. for a fibre which does not have a uniform radius. In general, deformation of the matrix in a composite induces a radial (compressive) stress at the fibre surface and an axial (tensile) stress. The equations were solved for a… CONTINUE READING