Determination of shear modulus of single fibers

C. L. Tsai*, I. M. Daniel

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A technique was developed for determining the longitudinal shear modulus of uniform diameter single fibers. A length of single fiber suspended from one end and with a weight attached at the other end was used as a torsional pendulum. Its longitudinal shear modulus can be expressed as a function of the frequency of oscillation of the torsional pendulum. Tests were conducted on five different types of fibers: carbon, Kevlar 49, silicon carbide, K-glass fibers and G-glass fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


  • Characterization
  • Composite
  • Fiber
  • Shear
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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