Theoretical description of a delamination mechanism in fibrous micro- and nanocomposites

Igor Guz, Y. Y. Rushchitskii

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Theoretical analysis and numerical modeling of unidirectional fibrous micro- and nanocomposites carried out based on the theory of two-component mixture testify that the second mode of a transverse wave propagating along and polarized across the fibers may produce, at high frequencies, a kinematical pattern critical for the strength of the composite material. While the wave propagates, the components (matrix and fibers) of the mixture oscillate in antiphase. This fact may be critical because such oscillations generate forces separating the matrix and fibers, which is typical for the delamination of composite materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1136
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Applied Mechanics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • fibrous micro- and nanocomposites
  • delamination
  • mixture theory
  • shear wave
  • antiphase oscillatiors
  • mixtures
  • waves


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