Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites With Arbitrary Microstructures Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract It has been well-recognized that the fiber spatial distribution in a continuous fiber-reinforced (CFR) composite has a significant effect on the transverse behavior of the composite. In this study, quantitative microscopy in conjunction with finite element analysis are used to study the effects of fiber distribution on damage initiation in a unidirectional composite under a uniaxial loading transverse to the fibers.

published proceedings

  • Composites and Functionally Graded Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Bulsara, V. N., Talreja, R., & Qu, J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bulsara, VN||Talreja, R||Qu, J

publication date

  • January 1997