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Modeling Interface Failure In Fiber-Composites, Andrew J. Craig May 2005

Modeling Interface Failure In Fiber-Composites, Andrew J. Craig

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Interface failure has been studied in depth for more than the past twenty years due to its significant impact on the application of composite materials. The objective of this work is to investigate the role of the interface in the mechanical response of fiber-matrix composite materials subjected to an applied load. To do this, a single composite cylinder consisting of a rigid core, the fiber, and an elastic annulus, the matrix, with an interface of vanishing thickness separating them, is considered as the first step in what will later be representative of a composite material. Three non-linear, Needleman-type, force-separation relations ...