Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

The role of the thermal induced residual stresses in a single fibre thermoplastic model composite

Wang, C.C. and Thomason, James and Jones, F.R. (2009) The role of the thermal induced residual stresses in a single fibre thermoplastic model composite. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

[img] Microsoft Word
Thomason_JL_Pure_The_role_of_the_thermal_induced_residual_stresses_in_a_single_fibre_thermoplastic_model_composite_2009.doc - Preprint

Download (25kB)

Abstract

In this paper, the introduction of the thermal induced residual stresses into a single fibre composite was investigated by phase-stepping photoelasticity. It has been demonstrated that stress transfer occurs through a thermally induced interfacial shear stress. On the axial loading of the composite, the stress at which the birefringence is extinguished can be used to estimate the magnitude of the interfacial shear stress.