Effect of Nonlinear Functions on Prediction of the Creep Behavior in Fibrous Composites Theoretically
This paper presents the analysis of the creep behavior for safe designing the fibrous composite devices. Special theoretical method is presented for analyzing the second stage creep of the short fiber composites subjected to axial load using nonlinear displacement functions. Behavior of creeping matrix is described by an exponential creep law, whilst the fibers behave elastically in general. The major plan of the present research work is prediction of the creep behavior in the fibrous composites for preventing unwanted events, over and above, controlling the creep deformation rate theoretically and numerically. Finally, good compatibilities are seen between finite element method and present theoretical method results. As an important result and finding, in general, the mentioned behaviors are ascending along with soft gradients, and so they are controllable and desired.