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Thermoforming of woven fabric reinforced composites usually results in significant in-plane shear deformation in materials, and induces additional anisotropy into the composite. In this paper, a new constitutive model for characterizing the non-orthogonal material behavior under large deformation...
Adhesive bonding technique is used successfully for joining the carbon fibre reinforced plastics to metals or composite structures. A good design of adhesive joint with either simple or more complex geometry requires its stress and deformation states to be known for different boundary conditions....
In polymer matrices reinforced with fabrics, the effectiveness of the reinforcement is reduced when the yarns do not maintain a straight geometry. In cement composites, this concept may not be adequate since the nature of the interaction between the cement matrix and the fabric and its individual...