Mechanics of Fibre-Reinforced Composites

This teaching and learning package (TLP) gives an introduction to the nature of fibre-reinforced composite materials and their basic mechanical characteristics.

Photoelastic frozen stress images, showing matrix strain fields around short fibre reinforcements with ellipsoidal and cylindrical shapes, generated by an applied axial load

You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials

First created: August 2007. Last updated: January 2008.