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Study of stress concentrations in woven composites

Study of stress concentrations in woven composites
Study of stress concentrations in woven composites
The present paper provides a detailed micromechanical analysis of a plain woven composite. Geometrical and finite element modelling are carried out by accounting for the complicated architecture of the composite. Detailed modelling allows one to study the stress distributions and concentrations inside the composite. Plotted results clearly show the stress concentrations in the yams and in the matrix due to the interlacing and waviness (undulation) of the fabric. The term stress variation factor is used to study the effects of various characteristics of the composite on the stress concentrations. The results help to identify failure initiation and facilitate the study of the failure mechanism of the composite.
woven composite, repeating unit element, finite element modelling, waviness ratio, stress variation factor
0731-6844
198-214
Feng, Zheng-Nong
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Allen, Howard G.
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Moy, Stuart S.J.
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Feng, Zheng-Nong
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Allen, Howard G.
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Moy, Stuart S.J.
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Feng, Zheng-Nong, Allen, Howard G. and Moy, Stuart S.J. (1999) Study of stress concentrations in woven composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics & Composites, 18 (3), 198-214. (doi:10.1177/073168449901800301).

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The present paper provides a detailed micromechanical analysis of a plain woven composite. Geometrical and finite element modelling are carried out by accounting for the complicated architecture of the composite. Detailed modelling allows one to study the stress distributions and concentrations inside the composite. Plotted results clearly show the stress concentrations in the yams and in the matrix due to the interlacing and waviness (undulation) of the fabric. The term stress variation factor is used to study the effects of various characteristics of the composite on the stress concentrations. The results help to identify failure initiation and facilitate the study of the failure mechanism of the composite.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: woven composite, repeating unit element, finite element modelling, waviness ratio, stress variation factor

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Local EPrints ID: 74527
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74527
ISSN: 0731-6844
PURE UUID: bdd145a3-7c30-46ef-b2a5-53c8bfe67d73

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 23:39

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