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Journal of Composites
Volume 2014, Article ID 629175, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/629175
Research Article

Effect of Fiber Geometry and Representative Volume Element on Elastic and Thermal Properties of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela 769008, India

Received 30 July 2014; Revised 22 September 2014; Accepted 27 October 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Yanqing Yang

Copyright © 2014 Siva Bhaskara Rao Devireddy and Sandhyarani Biswas. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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