By Klaus Friedrich (Eds.)
This quantity presents an invaluable precis of present wisdom at the software of fracture mechanics to composite fabrics. it's been written to fill the space among the literature on primary ideas of fracture mechanics and the particular guides at the fracture houses of traditional fabrics, equivalent to metals, polymers and ceramics. the information are represented within the kind of approximately 420 figures (including diagrams, schematics and images) and eighty tables. the writer index covers greater than 500 references, and the topic index greater than a thousand keyword phrases
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A u n i q u e e x p e r i m e n t a l s t u d y o n both l o n g i t u d i n a l a n d t r a n s v e r s a l size effects in c a r b o n fibre-reinforced epoxy composites was performed by H i t c h o n a n d Phillips . R e c e n t l y , t h e effect o f d i a m e t e r v a r i a t i o n u p o n t h e m e c h a n i c a l b r e a k d o w n p r o p e r ties of v a r i o u s p o l y m e r i c fibres a n d w h i s k e r s w a s s t u d i e d , u s i n g t h e W e i b u l l d i s t r i b u t i o n a n d v a r i a n t s of it [ 4 3 , 4 4 ] .
I>/2(* + λ ) = The crack and 1 / 2 μμ ι = 2 -λ. problem C o n s i d e r a t i o n s of p a t h i n d e p e n d e n c e of G for linear elastic materials, including the general a n i s o t r o p i c case, r e q u i r e (see sect. 2) t h a t in t h e region of t h e crack t i p t h e s t r e s s field will h a v e t h e f o r m r - 1 / 2 w h e r e r is t h e r a d i a l d i s t a n c e f r o m t h e c r a c k tip. Since t h e c o m p l e x variable h a s t h e form ζ = x + μγ, w e c a n w r i t e t h i s i n t e r m s o f p o l a r c o o r d i n a t e s , s e e fig.
Anal. 21(2) (1986) 99-107. Application of Fracture Mechanics to Composite Materials edited by K. Friedrich © Elsevier Science Publishers Β. , 1989 Chapter 2 Statistical Concepts in the Study of Fracture of Fibres and Composites H. Daniel Department Properties WAGNER of Materials Research, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel Contents Abstract 39 1. Introduction 40 2. Brittle fracture as a statistical phenomenon 41 3. Definition and significance of size effects 44 4. Kinetic and probabilistic aspects of fracture 46 5.