The paper of Mir et al. [ASME J. Appl. Mech., 72, pp. 249–258 (2005)] analyzes the deformation behavior of random short glass fiber composites using a continuum damage mechanics model incorporating permanent strain and unilateral effect. Unilateral effect is a difficult topic [see, for instance, J. L. Chaboche, Int. J. Damage Mech., 2, pp. 311–329 (1993)] and it seems to us that the model of Mir et al. still raises some questions.

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