In this paper, tensile properties of braided composite rods were compared with those of composite rods with other reinforcement configurations; unidirectional and twisted rods. The effects of the fiber orientation angle and additional fibers (middle-end-fiber) were also evaluated. Braided composite rod had the same tensile modulus and strength as compared with composite rods with unidirectional and twisted structures. Optimum braiding angle was 20 degrees in order to have superior tensile properties and make the most of the merit of fracture mode in braided composite rod. The tensile properties of braided composite rod could be improved by inserting the middle-end-fibers. As the amount of middle-end-fibers exceeded that of the braiding yarns in the specimen, tensile strength did not improve.

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    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
    1209 E 2nd Street
    Tucson, AZ  United States  85721-0072
  • Authors:
    • Fujita, A
    • Hamada, H
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  • Publication Date: 1996-1


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 451-465

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  • Accession Number: 00762483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1999 12:00AM