Monotonic Strength and Fracture



In this chapter we describe the monotonic strength and fracture behavior of fiber reinforced composites at ambient temperatures. The term monotonic behavior means behavior under an applied stress that increases in one direction, i.e., not a cyclic loading condition. We discuss the behavior of composites under fatigue or cyclic loading as well as under conditions of creep in  Chap. 13.


Failure Mode Fiber Length Fiber Volume Fraction Fiber Strength Fiber Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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