Degree Granting Department
Autar Kaw, Ph.D.
Glen Besterfield, Ph.D.
Craig Lusk, Ph.D.
Pushout Test, Nonhomogeneous Interphase, Interfacial Stresses, ANSYS, Design of Experiments, Composite
Fiber pushout test models are developed for a fiber-matrix-composite with a nonhomogeneous interphase. Using design of experiments, the effects of geometry, loading and material parameters on critical parameters of the pushout test such as the load-displacement curve and maximum interfacial shear and normal stresses are studied. The sensitivity analysis shows that initial load displacement curve is dependent only on the indenter type and not on parameters such as fiber volume fraction, interphase type, thickness of interphase, and boundary conditions. In contrast, interfacial shear stresses are not sensitive to indenter type, while the interfacial radial stresses are mainly sensitive to fiber volume fraction and the boundary conditions.
Scholar Commons Citation
Garapati, Sri Harsha, "Analysis of Single Fiber Pushout Test of Fiber Reinforced Composite with a Nonhomogeneous Interphase" (2009). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.