WIT Press

On The Edge Effect Of Composite Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000251

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

547 kb

Author(s)

A. Soyucok & Z. Soyucok

Abstract

A half plane reinforced with a single semi-infinite layer is considered and it is supposed that at the edge of the reinforcing layer, continuously distributed normal forces -in self equilibrium- act. Using the exact equations of the linear theory of elasticity in the framework of the piecewise-homogeneous body model, the plane strain state is studied. The boundary conditions are satisfied exactly and the problem is reduced to the problem of a system of two singular integral equations. 1 Introduction In the existing studies, the edge effect of the unidirectional composite mate- rials has been investigated in the framework of various approximate schemes employing numerical and an

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