On the Use of Shear-Lag Methods for Analysis of Stress Transfer in Unidirectional Composites

@inproceedings{Nairn1997OnTU,
  title={On the Use of Shear-Lag Methods for Analysis of Stress Transfer in Unidirectional Composites},
  author={John A. Nairn},
  year={1997}
}
The “shear-lag” analysis method is frequently used for analysis of stress transfer between the fiber and the matrix in composites. The accuracy of shear-lag methods has not been critically assessed, in part because the assumptions have not been fully understood. This paper starts from the exact equations of elasticity for axisymmetric stress states in… CONTINUE READING