Proposal of Various Connecting Methods of Fiber Strands and Finite Element Method Analysis of Strength
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the strength and performance of CFRP by using simple fiber-reinforced methods. It shows that the Reef knot has the highest strength in all by an uni-axial loading test. It is confirmed that the outer shape of the CFRP is important to fabricate the strongest structure. It is also attributed that the CFRP joining methods with a smooth contour will improve the connection strength between fiber strands and knot.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
R. Higuchi and Y. Kanno, "Proposal of Various Connecting Methods of Fiber Strands and Finite Element Method Analysis of Strength", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 143-148, 2007