Effect of parameters of the distribution of the length and orientation of short fibers on characteristics of the dynamic viscoelasticity of a polymer composite

Yu A. Dzenis, R. D. Maksimov

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Abstract

An algorithm for calculating the dynamic viscoelastic characteristics of a composite reinforced with short fibers was developed and realized in the form of a computer program. An analysis was made of the dependence of the characteristics of the composite on the volume content and length of its fibers, as well as on statistical distributions of fiber length and orientation in the material. It was shown that a change in the parameters of the statistical distributions has a significant effect on both the elastic and the dissi-pative properties of the composite. It was found that ignoring the statistical fiber-length distribution might lead to overestimation of the real component of the complex modulus and underestimation of the mechanical loss tangent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics

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