Steady-state creep analysis of polymer matrix composites using complex variable method

Monfared, V ; Sharif University of Technology | 2013

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1177/0954406212473391
  3. Publisher: 2013
  4. Abstract:
  5. A new analytical formulation is presented to study the steady-state creep in short fiber composites using complex variable method. In this new approach, both the fiber and matrix creep at low stresses and temperatures. To analyze the crept fiber, a plane stress model was used. Important novelties of the present analytical method are determination of displacement rates with proper boundary conditions in the crept fibers and also using the complex variable method in creep analyzing. It is noteworthy that the method can be useful to study the creep behavior in polymeric matrix composites due to their high capability of creep. Moreover, another significant application of the present method is to study on the creep or elastic behavior of carbon nanotube polymer composites. Finally, the results obtained from the present analytical method (complex variable method) show a good agreement with the existing experimental results
  6. Keywords:
  7. Polymer matrix composite ; Short fiber composite ; Analytical formulation ; Analytical method ; Carbon nanotube-polymer composites ; Complex variable method ; High capabilities ; Polymeric matrix composites ; Short fiber composites ; Steady-state creep ; Fibers ; Creep
  8. Source: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science ; Volume 227, Issue 10 , 2013 , Pages 2182-2194 ; 09544062 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://pic.sagepub.com/content/227/10/2182