|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Fracture: 65 Years after the Weibull Distribution and the Williams Singularity
||Use of Weibull Distribution to Characterize High Performance Fibers
||Krishan K Chawla, Nikhilesh Chawla, Irene Lujan Regalado
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
High performance fibers are now ubiquitous in many engineering applications, ranging from composites, chords, fabrics, etc. Due to their small volume and high surface-to-volume ratio, fibers are very much affected by strength-limiting defects and flaws. The ability to carefully process these materials by controlling flaw population has been important in developing them into reliable engineering materials. Weibull distribution has been an invaluable tool in quantifying the variability in strength in these materials and, thus, providing much needed design guidance on the reliability of fibrous materials and composite structures. In this talk, we review the use of Weibull distribution on a variety of fibers and monofilaments, including Al-Si wires, ceramic fibers, and natural fibers. The influence of processing-induced defects on the variability in fiber strength will be discussed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume