Compressive Failure of Single Fiber Composites
We present a model of a single fiber composite subject to a compressive axial load. The purpose is to better understand the origin of fiber failure as strain increases and describe the events subsequent to the initial fracture. Our model, a single fiber in a matrix, is a fourth order differential equation with a parameter in the second derivative dependant on the applied load/strain. This equation produces the oscillating solutions seen in experiments that describe the buckling phenomenon. We develop a model in order to show critical buckling failure effects, critical loads, and shape the fiber takes when fracture occurs and load is applied.
Jermaine Baldwin, University of Chicago
Sherlyne Paret, SUNY Albany
Carlos A. Torre, Cornell University
S. L. Phoenix, Cornell University
Mason Porter, Cornell University