Retardation Spectra of Composites Indicating the Existence of a Mesophase

  • Pericles S. Theocaris
Part of the Polymers book series (POLYMERS, volume 11)


An enhanced description of the actual behavior of composites is given by an improved composite model, which considers the mesophase to consist of an infinite number of concentric thin layers (cylinders or spheres) around inclusions (fibers or particles) allowing progressively different mechanical properties for each cylinder or sphere, changing from those of the inclusion to those of the matrix.


Epoxy Macromolecule Polysulfide 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pericles S. Theocaris
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsThe National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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