Stress Singularities in Cracked Phases
The previous chapter described the stress concentrations and stress singularities developed in the composite because of geometric discontinuities in the inclusions. We now concentrate on singularities developed in the matrix. Since in the preparation of the composite the viscous matrix is generally cast around the solid inclusions, the matrix material is impelled to fill all cavities and protrusions of the inclusions and to adhere firmly along the interfaces of the inclusions.
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