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Size and scale effects in composites: I. Literature review

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This paper is concerned with a review of the size and scale effects involved in the prediction of strength of fibre-reinforced-plastic (FRP) composite materials and structures. The review covers the basic principles in the establishment of scaling laws and the application of the Buckingham-Pi theorem. An analysis of various theories used in categorising size effects, such as the weak link, extended weak link and fracture mechanics approaches, is presented. This is followed by an examination of the literature devoted to scaling issues in FRP composites.

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Sutherland, L.S., Shenoi, R.A. and Lewis, S.M. (1999) Size and scale effects in composites: I. Literature review Composites Science and Technology, 59, (2), pp. 209-220. (doi:10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00065-7).

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: scale effects, size effects, frp, composites, dimensional analysis, weibull analysis
Organisations: Statistics

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Local EPrints ID: 30062
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/30062
ISSN: 0266-3538
PURE UUID: a0eac84c-709b-4e5d-b4fd-97f0488bff35

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:55

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Author: L.S. Sutherland
Author: R.A. Shenoi
Author: S.M. Lewis

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