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Under transverse tension (loads normal to the fiber axis), fiber/matrix debonding in fiber-reinforced titanium-matrix composites results in reductions in specimen stiffness and ultimate strength, and increased loading of the matrix. The interface structure and chemistry have a strong influence on...
The dynamic response of an unsymmetric orthotropic laminated composite beam, subjected to moving loads, has been studied. The study includes the effects of transverse shear deformation, rotary and higher-order inertia. A one-dimensional element with 24 degrees of freedom, that includes extension,...
The purpose of this paper is to suggest a possible technique for evaluating internal damage in fabric-reinforced composite materials. The technique presented in this work is based on capturing and performing a qualitative analysis of scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of damage from planar...