The Fiber-Reinforced Composite

  • J. D. Achenbach
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 167)


Exact elastodynamic solutions within the context of classical elasticity theory are not available for fiber-reinforced composites. It is, however, to be expected that qualitatively a difference analogous to the one observed in laminated solids, should exist for dispersion of waves propagating in the direction of the fibers, and normal to the fiber-direction. This expectation has been confirmed by experimental results presented in Refs. 3.8 and 3.9.


Longitudinal Wave Phase Velocity Volume Density Strain Energy Density Harmonic Wave 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Achenbach
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  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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