This paper examines the effective longitudinal Young’s modulus of composites containing misoriented short fibers. The analysis is based on the Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion method and the average induced strain approach of Taya, Mura, and Chou. The present approach is unique in that it takes into account the interactions among fibers at different orientations. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the effects of fiber elastic property, aspect ratio, volume fraction, and orientation distribution function on composite Young’s modulus. Fiber orientation distribution has a more significant effect on composite longitudinal Young’s modulus than fiber volume friction, within the range examined.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.