A simplified empirical model for prediction of mechanical properties of random short fiber/vinylester composites

Epaarachchi, J. and Ku, H. and Gohel, K. (2010) A simplified empirical model for prediction of mechanical properties of random short fiber/vinylester composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 44 (6). pp. 779-788. ISSN 0021-9983

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Abstract

This article discusses a simplified approach to analyze mechanical properties of randomly distributed short fiber composites. Mechanical properties of three different randomly oriented short fiber composites, cotton, nylon, and aluminium with vinylester resins, were experimentally investigated. The analytical results were compared with experimental results and a very good correlation was found. Further, the experimental results and the predictions showed that the strength of the composites is less than the strength of the matrix material, for all three composites tested.


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Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: Dr Jayantha Epaarachchi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 02:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: aluminium fiber; cotton fiber; mathematical modeling; modulus; nylon fiber; random short fiber composites; strength; analytical results; empirical model; good correlations; matrix materials; prediction of mechanical properties; randomly distributed; vinylester resins
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010202 Biological Mathematics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/0021998309346383
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6339

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