Effective Longitudinal Shear Modulus of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced 2-Phase Composites

연속섬유가 보강된 2상 복합재료의 종방향 전단계수 해석

  • Lee, Dong-Ju (Dept.of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University) ;
  • Jeong, Tae-Hyeon (Dept.of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University)
  • 이동주 (영남대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 정태현 (영남대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 1996.09.01


Longitudinal shear modulus of continuous fiber reinforced 2-phase composites is predicted by theoretical and numerical analysis methods. In this paper, circular, hexagonal and rectangular shapes of reinforced fiber are considered using unit cell concept. And fiber array is regular rectangular and hexagonal fiber arrangement. Longitudinal shear modulus is a function of fiber distribution pattern and fiber volume change. It is found that the rectangular array has a higher longitudinal shear modulus than the hexagonal one. Also, the rectangular fiber shape in lower fiber volume fraction and the circular fiber shape in higher fiber volume fraction show the higher longitudinal shear modulus. And it has been found that the theoretical and numerical predictions of the longitudinal shear modulus give a good agreement with the experimental data at lower fiber volume fraction. Both the distance and stress transfer between the fibers are discussed as the major determing factors.