Experiments on shear deformation, debonding and local load transfer in a model graphite/glass/epoxy microcomposite

@article{Gulino1991ExperimentsOS,
  title={Experiments on shear deformation, debonding and local load transfer in a model graphite/glass/epoxy microcomposite},
  author={Ronald Gulino and P. Schwartz and Stuart Leigh Phoenix},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={26},
  pages={6655-6672}
}
Recent statistical theories for the failure of polymer matrix composites depend heavily on details of the stress redistribution around fibre breaks. The magnitudes and length scales of fibre overloads as well as the extent of fibre/matrix debonding are key components in the development of longitudinal versus transverse crack propagation. While several theoretical studies have been conducted to investigate the roles of these mechanisms, little has been substantiated experimentally about the… CONTINUE READING