WIT Press

Modeling Of The Tensile Behaviour Of An E-glass Fibre Reinforced Phosphate Cement

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980561

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

798 kb

Author(s)

Jim Gu, Xiao Wu, Heidi Cuypers & Jan Wastiels

Abstract

ACK theory is found feasible to model the tensile behaviour of laminates based on inorganic phosphate cement/E-glass fibre mat, although the moduli in elastic and multiple cracking zone need to be adapted in consideration of 2-D random fibre distribution. The good agreement between experimental and calculated tensile curve shows that the E-glass fiber used in the laminates functions very well as reinforcement in IPC matrix. A parameter K defined in this paper obtained in the post cracking zone appears to be a useful tool to evaluate the quality of the fibre/matrix interface. The result will be helpful in computer aided design of IPC composites. 1 Introduction High performance fibre rein

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