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An experimental examination of fiber reinforcing effect with a novel composite specimen
journal contributionposted on 2003-07-01, 00:00 authored by Yuping Zhang, Xungai Wang, N Pan
This paper introduces a simple fiber/tape composite that is easy to prepare and structurally more uniform. This novel composite provides a good alternative standard composite sample for experimental study of various phenomena and issues in fiber reinforced composite behaviors. Experimental results in the present work demonstrate how the fiber fragmentation, fiber-reinforcing effect and the gauge length effect can be successfully evaluated by using this novel composite specimen.