Journal Published Online: 01 September 1985
Volume 7, Issue 3

A Method to Estimate the Overall Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Hybrid Composites



A simple and realistic model for estimating the effective modulus of fiber-reinforced hybrid composites is proposed. Based upon a two-phase model developed earlier by micromechanical analysis, a new approach to deal with hybrid composites is adopted by introducing an “equivalent virtual volume fraction.” The obtained results reflect the matrix effect more adequately than previous “self-consistent” theories.

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Nomura, S
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Oshima, N
College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, Nara Shino, Chiba, Japan
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10303J