Image icon  Frozen stress photoelastic assessment of load distribution around a cylinder

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Description: The experiment indicates a more uniform of shear stress than that predicted by the shear lag model, suggesting that the model underestimates the magnitude of fibre loading, especially at low fibre aspect ratios. Eshelby type models, on the other hand, successfully predict the average phase stresses, but not the form of stress varying within the fibres.
Keywords: Araldite • birefringence • composite material • Eshelby • load distribution • photoelasticity • polymer • polymer composite • reinforcement • residual stress • shear
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure
Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Hybrids > Composites > Polymer matrix
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1631