Strength, Fracture, Fatigue, and Design

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
Part of the Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)


We discussed in Chap. 10 the prediction of elastic and thermal properties, knowing the component properties. A particularly simple but crude form of this is the rule of mixtures, which works reasonably well for predicting the longitudinal elastic constants. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the strength of a fiber composite. It is instructive to examine why the rule of mixtures approach does not work for strength properties.


Fiber Length Fiber Composite Fiber Volume Fraction Fiber Strength Fiber Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
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  1. 1.Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical EngineeringNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorroUSA

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