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Evolution of Internal Stresses in Composites during Creep

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 February 2011

Edgar Lara-Curzio
Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6069
M. K. Ferber
Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6069
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The redistribution of internal stresses in a composite with linear viscoelastic constituents was calculated when the composite is subjected to a constant stress at a temperature where the phases would exhibit time-dependent deformation. It was found for the case of an elastic fiber embedded in a matrix that behaves as a Burgers material under distortion and elastically under dilation, that the normal interfacial stress and the axial stress in the matrix undergo complete relaxation at long times. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to the behavior of ceramic matrix composites.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 1995

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