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The failure process of a bundle of reinforcing fibres in a unidirectional ceramic matrix composite is studied. By substructuring the embedded fibres into short elements and using a shear lag model to evaluate the stress profile, the stress against strain plots for a composite with matrix crack saturation as well as the local distribution of fibre failures are calculated. Results of a simulation using constituent properties of a real material are presented.

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Authors: PAAR R, JRC Petten (NL);VALLÉS J L, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : 11th European Conference on Fracture, Poitiers (FR), 3-6 September 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39917 ORA
Record Number: 199610926 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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