Papers by Keyword: Shear Lag Theory SLT

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Authors: Hong Gun Kim
Abstract: An elastopalstic analysis of the micromechanical approach is performed to investigate the stress transfer mechanism in a short fiber reinforced composites. The model is based on the New Shear Lag Theory (NSLT) which was developed by considering the stress concentration effects that exist in the matrix region near fiber ends. The unit cell model is selected as the Representative Volume Element (RVE) for the investigation of longitudinal elastoplastic behavior in discontinuous composites. Thus far, it is focused on the detailed description to predict fiber stresses in case of the behavior of elastoplastic matrix as well as elastic matrix. Slip mechanisms between fiber and matrix which normally take place at the interface are considered for the accurate prediction of fiber stresses. Consequently, onset of Slip points is determined analytically and it showed a moving direction to the fiber center region from the fiber tip as the applied load increases. It is found that the proposed model gives the more reasonable prediction compared with the results of the conventional model (SLT).
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Authors: Hong Gun Kim
Abstract: The shortcoming of conventional SLT (Shear Lag Theory) is due to the neglect of stress transfer across the fiber ends, which results in the inaccurate stress variation for the fiber when the fiber aspect ratio is small in elastic loading. Thus a new model called NSLT (New Shear Lag Theory) is developed considering the stress concentration effects that exists in the matrix regions near fiber ends. In this paper the prediction of elastic composite modulus is presented to evaluate the stress transfer mechanism using NSLT. A micromechanical FEA (Finite Element Analysis) model with axisymmetry is implemented to verify the results of fiber stresses and interfacial shear stresses. It is found that the proposed model gives a reasonable prediction compared with the results based on other models.
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