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More on the elongational viscosity of an oriented fiber assemblyThe effective elongational viscosity for an oriented fiber assembly of discontinuous fibers suspended in a viscous matrix fluid is developed for a fiber array with variable overlap length of both symmetric and asymmetric geometries. Further, the relation is developed for a power-law matrix fluid with finite yield stress. The developed relations for a Newtonian fluid reveal that the influence of overlap length upon elongational viscosity may be expressed as a polynomial of second order. The results for symmetric and asymmetric geometries are shown to be equivalent. Finally, for the power-law fluid the influence of fiber aspect ratio on elongational viscosity was shown to be of order m + 1, where m is greater than 0 and less than 1, as compared to 2 for the Newtonian fluid, while the effective yield stress was found to be proportional to the fiber aspect ratio and volume fraction.
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Conference Paper
Pipes, R. Byron, Jr.
(Delaware Univ. Newark, DE, United States)
Beaussart, A. J.
(Delaware Univ. Newark, DE, United States)
Okine, R. K.
(Delaware, University Newark, United States)
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August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
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Meeting: Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites
Location: East Lansing, MI
Country: United States
Start Date: June 12, 1990
End Date: June 14, 1990
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