Advances in Strength Prediction for Short-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

  • J. L. Kardos
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series


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.


Volume Fraction Fiber Short Fiber Strength Prediction Strength Reduction Factor Fiber Aspect Ratio 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

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

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