On the single fibre pullout and pushout problem: Effect of fibre anisotropy

Li Min Zhou, Yiu Wing Mai

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Based on our recent theoretical model of the interfacial debonding and fibre pullout/pushout stresses, an improved analysis including the effect of fibre anisotropy has been performed for single fibre pullout and pushout. During fibre-matrix debonding the debonded region is considered as an interfacial crack and its extension is dependent on a fracture energy criterion being satisfied. The elastic properties of the fibre are taken to be transversely isotropic about the fibre axis and the matrix is assumed to be isotropic. The results show that the maximum debond stress for fibre pullout and the initial frictional pullout stress increase as the ratio of the Young's moduli of the fibre between the axial and radial directions Ef/Efr increases, and this is particularly so at large embedded fibre lengths. However, in the case of fibre pushout these debond and pushout stresses decrease as Ef/Efr increases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalZAMP Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics(all)


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