Matrix cracking in a fiber-reinforced composite with slip at the fiber-matrix interface

A. C. Wijeyewickrema*, Leon M Keer

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A linear elastic analysis is presented of interfacial slip under longitudinal tensile loading in a fiber-reinforced brittle matrix composite with matrix cracks terminating and blunting at the interface. A prescribed shear stress distribution is taken in the slip region. The interfacial adhesive shear stress in the slip region which is later assumed constant is determined for different ratios of shear moduli, fiber volume fractions and slip lengths. Stress fields are obtained for a brittle matrix fiber-reinforced composite, calcium aluminosilicate glass ceramic reinforced with silicon carbide fibers (SiC/CAS), and are compared with the case when there is perfect adhesion at the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-113
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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