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Title:Mechanics of fatigue damage and degradation in random short fiber composites part i damage evolution and accumulation part ii analysis of property degradation
Author(s):Wang, S.S.; Chim, E.S.M.; Suemasu, H.
Subject(s):Short Fiber Composites
Damage Evolution
Property Degradation
Abstract:Cyclic fatigue damage in random short-fiber composites is studied experimentally and analytically. In the experimental phase of the study, the fatigue damage is observed to involve various forms of microcracking, originated from microscopic stress concentrators in the highly heterogeneous microstructure. In the analytical portion of the study, a probabilistic treatment of the microcracks is conducted to evaluate the statistical nature of the microscopic fatigue damage. The density and cumulative distribution of microcrack lengths are found to follow the well-known Weibull-form functions, and microcrack orientation density and cumulative distribution have expressions of a fourth-order power form of the cos8 function. Fatigue damage evolution and accumulation in the random short-fiber composite are analyzed in detail through the development of probabilistic microcrack density and distribution functions during the cyclic loading history.
Issue Date:1985-01
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 470
1985-6001
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112210
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Office of Naval Research 85/01; Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation 85/01 N000 14 79 C 0579 85/01
Rights Information:Copyright 1985 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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