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Effective Transverse Elastic Properties of Composites Containing Two Types of Continuous Fibers

  • P. J. Lin (a1)


Based the previously published model on the two-dimensional micromechanical fiber interaction framework of two-phase composites, effective transverse elastic properties of composites containing two types of randomly located yet unidirectionally aligned circular fibers are studied in this paper. Approximate local solutions for the interaction problem of two randomly located circular fibers of different elastic properties are presented. A fiber-reinforced composite material containing two extreme types of inclusions, voids and rigid fibers, is also investigated. Comparison with Hashin's variational bounds and Mori-Tanaka method, the current approach provides reasonably accurate predictions for three-phase composites. Finally, numerical simulation examples are implemented to demonstrate the capability of the proposed model.


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