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A. Kelly. Fibrous composite materials. In The role of fundamental research in paper-making, Trans. of the VIIth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1981, (Fundamental Research Committee, ed.), pp 35–48, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The mechanical properties of fibrous composite materials will be reviewed. Such materials are made, either in order to realise in practice the properties of the fibres, or else in order to increase the toughness of a matrix. The mechanical principles governing the interaction of fibre and matrix will be sketched and up to date examples of the properties of both types of composite given.

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