Accession Number : AD0774447

Title :   Stress Functions for Fiber-Reinforced Materials and the Effects of Fiber-Inextensibility.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Weitsman,Yechiel ; Aboudi,Jacob

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Stress functions were developed for materials that are reinforced by inextensible fibers. The materials were assumed to behave linearly elastic under conditions of plane strain and the fibers were considered to be straight and parallel to each other. It was shown that the stress functions contain hyperbolic as well as elliptic components. However, when the assumption of fiber inextensibility was relaxed the hyperbolic components, which are not commonly encountered in linear elasto-statics, disappeared. In this manner the presence of the hyperbolic functions was traced in full detail to the assumption of fiber inextensibility. A specific boundary value problem was solved for both extensible and inextensible fibers. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Fiber reinforced composites, Stresses, Boundary value problems, Functions(Mathematics), Israel

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE