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Damage is often developed in a composite material even if it is under a small fraction of ultimate strength. Such a damage state consequently will introduce a change in mechanical responses. In this paper, the effect of different levels of damage on the creep response of a chopped fiber composite...
The damage variable is interpreted as the probability of failure of micro- elements in a quasi-homogeneous solid; cleavage and slip-type failures are taken into con sideration. Elastic and plastic phases of the solid are defined with regard to the type of damage. The ductile damage of the plastic...