The Effect of a Plastic Zone Around a Fiber on the Fracture Resistance of a Fiber Reinforced Composite

  • Y. Q. Wang
  • K. P. Herrmann
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 59)


This study deals with the fracture mechanical investigation of the interaction of plastic zones around fibers in brittle fiber-ductile matrix composites originated by a combination of thermal and mechanical loads with existing microcracks.


Plastic Zone Energy Release Rate Fracture Resistance Circumferential Stress Engineer Fracture Mechanics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Q. Wang
    • 1
  • K. P. Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium für Technische MechanikUniversität PaderbornWest Germany

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