KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Zahid R. Khokhar, Ian A. Ashcroft, Vadim V. Silberschmidt

Abstract: Fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPCs) are being increasingly used in structural applications where high specific strength and stiffness are required. The performance of FRPCs is affected by multi-mechanism damage evolution under loading which in turn is affected by microstructural stochasticity in the material. This means that the fracture of a FRPC is a stochastic process. However, to date most analyses of these materials have treated them in a deterministic way. In this paper the effect of stochastic…

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