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    Probabilistic Concepts in Modeling the Tensile Strength Behavior of Fiber Bundles and Unidirectional Fiber/Matrix Composites

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    A brief review is presented of several current probabilistic models for explaining the random tensile strength behavior of fibers, generalized fiber bundles, and fiber/matrix composites. The emphasis is on assumptions, mathematical structure, methods of analysis, and physical implications with regard to the performance of such structures.


    composite materials, probability theory, statistics, fibers, tension tests, fiber bundles (mathematics), distributing, asymmetry, mechanical properties, tensile strength

    Author Information:

    Phoenix, SL
    Fabric Research Laboratories, Dedham, Mass.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35486S