On fibre pull-out with a rough interface

Hong Yuan Liu, Li Min Zhou, Yiu Wing Mai

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A theoretical analysis, based on the Fourier transformation approach, has been developed for the frictional pull-out of a single fibre with a rough interface from an elastic matrix. A Fourier series is used to express the amplitude function of the interfacial roughness, and solutions for the fibre pull-out stress are obtained for two different boundary conditions: one models a matrix containing an array of unidirectional fibres and the other a single fibre-matrix system. The interfacial roughness between the fibre and matrix is found to have a pronounced influence on the fibre sliding behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-372
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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