Fiber pullout characteristics under dynamic loading conditions

N. Sridhar, Q. D. Yang, B. N. Cox

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Inertial effects in the mechanism of fiber pullout during dynamic propagation of a bridged crack are critically examined. By reposing simple shear lag models of pullout as problems of dynamic wave propagation, the effect of frictional coupling between the fiber and the matrix is accounted for in a fairly straightforward way. The frictional sliding between the fiber and the matrix is described by a constant interfacial friction stress, the sign of which depends on the relative particle velocity of the fiber and the matrix. Analytical solutions are derived when the load or bridging traction on the fiber in the crack plane increases linearly in time. The results show that when the wave speed of the matrix exceeds a critical value, the frictional fiber pullout behavior transitions from a state of pure slip to a state where part of the sliding zone slips and the remaining sticks. When stick occurs, the fiber and the matrix within the stick zone slide past each other with an interfacial shear stress less than the shear stress required for slipping. Regions of slip and stick propagate and increase with time and influence the time-dependent relationship between the crack opening displacement and the bridging tractions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2001Nov 16 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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