Modeling of flexible fiber motion and prediction of material properties.

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dc.contributor.advisor Jack, David Abram, 1977- Zhang, Cong, 1986- 2011-08
dc.description.abstract This work employs the rod chain model of Wang et al. (2006) to study the motion of discrete flexible fibers. Results are presented for both individual fibers and a stochastic distribution of fibers to study the variations in the transient effects between the rigid and the flexible fiber systems. Results demonstrate that the observed period decreases as the fiber flexure increases, and provide insight into the modifications required for the orientation distribution function of flexible suspensions. To demonstrate the importance in studying the alterations in the transient effects on a processed part, a study of the cured composite stiffness is presented for the flexible fiber system using the micro-mechanical approach of Hsiao and Daniel (1996) along with an adapted version of the rigid fiber micromechanical approach discussed by Jack and Smith (2008). en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Fiber reinforced composites. en_US
dc.subject Polymeric composites. en_US
dc.subject Modeling. en_US
dc.subject Simulation. en_US
dc.title Modeling of flexible fiber motion and prediction of material properties. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S.M.E. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US

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