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Method for Calculating the Near-Surface Effect in Piecewise Homogeneous Bodies at Large Deformations Based on a Two-Level Approach

A method is proposed for calculating the near-surface effect in piecewise homogeneous bodies under large deformations based on a combined use of one-level applied and two-level carcass theories. The applied theory is used for a macromechanical …


Determinating the Volume Content of a Polymeric Matrix in CFRP Structures Using a Laser-Ultrasonic Method

An acoustic method for a quantitative assessment of the volume content of a polymeric matrix in CFRPs is proposed and realized experimentally. For this purpose, a laser-ultrasonic method based on the thermo-optical excitation of broadband pulses …


A Progressive FE Failure Model for Laminates under Biaxial Loading

A finite-element (FE) model simulating the elastic behavior of anisotropic glass/epoxy composite laminates subjected to a biaxial tensile loading is proposed. A progressive failure prediction and analysis are performed in the ABAQUS FE code by …


Real-Time Characterization of Pultrusion Processes with a Temperature Control

For the real time characterization of pultrusion processes with a complex temperature control, two finite-element modeling approaches utilizing a continuous model with lumped material properties for a cured composite have been developed. The first …


Failure of Polymer Beams Reinforced with Glass Fibers

The present paper deals with the four-point bending of polyvinyl chloride beams reinforced with glass fiber clusters. The clusters, treated as orthotropic materials, were arranged periodically along the longitudinal axis of beams. The …

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Mechanics of Composite Materials publishes original experimental and theoretical research on the mechanical properties and behavior of composite materials as well as matrices and fibers. Coverage includes:

  • strength and fracture;
  • damage mechanics and fatigue;
  • numerical methods and optimal design of structures;
  • prediction of long-term properties, effect of environment, ageing; nondestructive testing;
  • mechanical aspects of technology, rheology of polymer melts and biocomposites.

This bimonthly journal is a translation of the peer reviewed Russian language journal, Mekhanika Kompozitnykh Materialov.

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