Effect of interfacial bonding on fiber reinforced shafts subject to antiplane shear

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Fiber reinforced prismatic shafts subject to antiplane shear are considered. The bonding between matrix and fiber may be perfect, imperfect, or stiff. The geometric criterion, that determines, when the effects of the interfacial bond overcome the elastic properties of the fiber reinforcement, is found. This criterion is general and applies to any fiber cross-section. It is given in terms of the surface traction to bulk stress quotient of the fiber cross-section. This parameter is a measure of the fiber's response to anti-plane shear. New mathematically rigorous guidelines are presented for the design of fiber reinforced shafts when the fiber diameters, the material properties of the fibers, and the degree of fiber bonding to the matrix are known statistically. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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International Journal of Solids and Structures

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