Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Macromechanics of Laminates

  • Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl
  • Franz G. Rammerstorfer
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_9-1

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Definition

Over the past decades, continuous fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) have become important engineering materials, especially in areas of lightweight structures. In order to take advantage of these composite materials, new technologies in terms of design, manufacture, assembly, quality assurance, etc. must be applied (Barbero, 2010; Gay, 2015; Jones, 2015; Altenbach et al., 2018).

Continuous FRPs are composed of topologically unconnected thin, endless fibers, which are embedded in a continuous polymer matrix. Due to their high strength and stiffness, the fibers (with a diameter of approximately 10 μm) have predominantly load-bearing functions, whereas the rather weak matrix holds the fibers in their position and keeps the structure in its shape. During the manufacturing process unidirectionally oriented fibers or fiber...
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl
    • 1
  • Franz G. Rammerstorfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural BiomechanicsTU WienViennaAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Franz G. Rammerstorfer
    • 1
  • Melanie Todt
    • 2
  • Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Leichtbau und Struktur-BiomechanikTU WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Leichtbau und Struktur-BiomechanikTU WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Institut für Leichtbau und Struktur-BiomechanikTU WienWienAustria