Steady-state creep of discontinuous fibre composites

Ole Bøcker Pedersen

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    A review is given of the relevant literature on creep of composites, including a presentation of existing models for the steady-state creep of composites containing aligned discontinuous fibres where creep of the matrix and fibres is assumed to follow a power law. A model is suggested for predicting the composite creep law from a matrix creep law given in a general form, in the case where the fibres do not creep. The composite creep law predicted by this model is compared with those predicted by previous models, when these are extended to comprise a general matrix creep law. Experimentally, pure copper and composites consisting of aligned discontinuous tungsten fibres in a copper matrix were creep tested at a temperature of 500°C. The results indicate a relatively low stres sensitivity of the steady-state creep-rate for pure copper and a relatively high stress sensitivity for the composites. This may be explained by the creep models based upon a general matrix creep law. A quantitative prediction shows promising agreement with the present experimental results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages73
    ISBN (Print)8755003508
    Publication statusPublished - 1975
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-329
    • Risø-329
    • Risø report 329

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