Stress concentrations in filament-stiffened sheets of finite length /
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A simple model of filamentary composite material is employed to investigate stress concentrations in a filament-stiffened sheet of finite length. The model is composed of a single layer of parallel, tension-carrying filaments embedded in a shear-carrying matrix. The sheet is of finite length in the filament direction and of infinite length normal to the filament direction. Filament stress-concentration factors are calculated as functions of the number of broken filaments and a length-stiffness parameter for the cases of uniform normal edge load and uniform normal edge displacement. In the uniform-edge-load case, the stress-concentration factors are found to increase with decreasing filament length. The opposite effect is noted in the uniform-edge-displacement case where, in addition, the stress-concentration factor is found to have an upper limit which is fixed by the value of the length-stiffness parameter.
- Fichter, W. B
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- University of Illinois
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- Fichter, W. B. Stress concentrations in filament-stiffened sheets of finite length /. 1970. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011444358. (Accessed May 24, 2019.)
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- Fichter, W. B, (1970) Stress concentrations in filament-stiffened sheets of finite length /. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011444358
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- Fichter, W. B. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011444358>.