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The Strength of Oriented Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics

  • J. L. Kardos
  • J. C. Halpin
  • S. L. Chang


Prediction of strength for short fiber reinforced plastic systems is a complex but industrially crucial problem. Even in the case of unidirectionally aligned fibers with tensile stress applied in the fiber direction, failure may occur in the fibers, in the matrix phase, or at the interface. Furthermore, failure may take place in a tensile or shear mode and may be brittle or ductile in nature.


Master Curve Fiber Volume Fraction Short Fiber Finite Element Approach Strength Reduction Factor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Kardos
    • 1
  • J. C. Halpin
    • 1
  • S. L. Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Chemical EngineeringWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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