Discontinuous-Fibre Reinforced Composites

Fundamentals of Stress Transfer and Fracture Mechanics

  • Kheng Lim Goh

Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book


This book provides a simple and unified approach to the mechanics of discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites, and introduces readers as generally as possible to the key concepts regarding the mechanics of elastic stress transfer, intermediate modes of stress transfer, plastic stress transfer, fibre pull-out, fibre fragmentation and matrix rupture. These concepts are subsequently applied to progressive stages of the loading process, through to the composite fractures.

The book offers a valuable guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students attending lecture courses on fibre composites. It is also intended for beginning researchers who wish to develop deeper insights into how discontinuous fibre provides reinforcement to composites, and for engineers, particularly those who wish to apply the concepts presented here to design and develop discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites.


Fibre Pull-out Interfacial Failure Matrix Cracking Short Fibre Composite Stress Transfer

Authors and affiliations

  • Kheng Lim Goh
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  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Systems EngineeringNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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