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Analysis of the microbond test using nonlinear fracture mechanics

Novak, J. and Pearce, C.J and Grassl, P. and Yang, Liu and Thomason, James (2009) Analysis of the microbond test using nonlinear fracture mechanics. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

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Abstract

Microbond tests composed of single fibre and matrix droplet are often used to determine the properties of fibre reinforced composites. Interfacial shear strength is quantified by the maximum pull-out force assuming a uniform stress distribution along the fibre. Here, nonlinear finite element analyses are performed to investigate the validity of this assumption.