Elastic moduli of randomly oriented, chopped-fibre composites with filled resin

David C. Chang, George J. Weng

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Abstract

An analytical method is developed to determine the effective elastic moduli of a filled resin reinforced by randomly oriented chopped fibres, a three-phase composite such as a filled sheet moulding compound (SMC). The analytical results compare well with experimental results for both filled (glass/calcium carbonate/polyester) and unfilled (glass/polyester) SMC composites. The numerical results also illustrate the important influence of the filler phase on the composite stiffness properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2183-2190
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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