Fibre-matrix interface characterization and fibre fragmentation test

H. Y. Liu, Li Min Zhou, Y. W. Mai, L. Ye

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An improved theoretical analysis is presented for the fibre fragmentation test. The result of stress transfer is obtained for the axisymmetric cylindrical single fibre-matrix model in the presence of residual thermal stresses in both axial and radial directions. The interface debonding behaviour is studied in terms of fracture mechanics where the debonding lengths are considered to be different at two fibre ends. Numerical results of the distributions of fibre axial stress, fibre-matrix interfacial shear stress and the debonding length versus applied stress are given for a carbon fibre-epoxy matrix composite with known interfacial properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number116-117
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Fragmentation Test
  • Interfacial Debonding
  • Residual Thermal Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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