Master of Science
George C. Sih
The effects of reinforcing fibers on the fracture toughness, critical stress intensity factor, and Young's modulus of an epoxy resin are investigated. By varying the volume percentage of glass fibers oriented parallel to a crack, it is found that there exists an optimum fracture toughness of the composite dependent upon the fiber volume percentage and the constituents of the composite.
Shenberger, Paul S., "Optimum fracture toughness of fiber-reinforced composites" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 3960.