Theoretical and experimental analysis of strain concentration around a broken fiber using the macro-composite technique

dc.contributor.authorKuppuswamy, Ananden
dc.contributor.committeecochairGiurgiutiu, Victoren
dc.contributor.committeecochairKriz, Ronald D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberReifsnider, Kenneth L.en
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering Mechanicsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:45:55Zen
dc.date.adate2008-09-18en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:45:55Zen
dc.date.issued1996-12-30en
dc.date.rdate2008-09-18en
dc.date.sdate2008-09-18en
dc.description.abstractIt is important to understand the damage events in composite materials at the micro level, model elastic properties, and understand phenomenological aspects of strength. Development of an accurate representation of these phenomena at the local level is difficult but pioneering work was done by researchers at Virginia Tech. This thesis builds on the previous efforts at Virginia Tech where the experimental and analytical models were improved to include high fiber volume fractions. Experimental techniques were developed to achieve a controlled fiber fracture at a predetermined location and then measure the over-strain experienced by the neighboring rods. A finite element model was used to validate the micromechanical analysis. Quantitative measurements of perturbed strain fields were measured with embedded strain gages which were then compared with the finite element results.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 123 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182008-063050en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09182008-063050/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44792en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.K877.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 37744458en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectfinite elementsen
dc.subjectmicromechanicsen
dc.subjectmacro-compositeen
dc.subjectexperimentsen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.K877en
dc.titleTheoretical and experimental analysis of strain concentration around a broken fiber using the macro-composite techniqueen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering Mechanicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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