Elastic Constants of Mat-Reinforced Laminates

    Volume 3, Issue 1 (April 1981)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 2


    Geier, B
    Institute for Structural Mechanics, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Braunschweiz,

    Neiderstadt, G
    Institute for Structural Mechanics, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Braunschweiz,

    Abstract

    Chopped-strand mats are often used as reinforcements for plastics. These chopped-strand mats consist of short glass fibers aligned parallel to the plane of layering but randomly oriented in the remaining directions. The gross mechanical behavior of a mat laminate may be characterized as transversely isotropic, that is, isotropic in its own plane but anisotropic with respect to an axis normal to it. This contrasts strongly with the gross orthotropic behavior of unidirectional laminates.


    Paper ID: CTR10715J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10715J

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    Title Elastic Constants of Mat-Reinforced Laminates
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    Committee D30