Development of a new progressive damage model for woven fabric composites

Tom Fisher*, José Humberto S. Almeida Jr, Mohammad Burhan, Zafer Kazancı

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There is no native support for the modeling of woven fabric composites within Abaqus. A new approach has been implemented within Abaqus, which is shown to be robust and capable of modeling woven composites across a range of loading conditions. This approach predicted the bending modulus and displacement at failure of woven carbon-fiber composites under three-point bending within the standard deviation of experimental results. Under high-velocity impact loading, the critical perforation velocity of woven aramid panels was predicted to within 3% of the experimental results, while the back face deformation to within the experimental error.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Early online date14 Feb 2024
Publication statusEarly online date - 14 Feb 2024


  • Ballistic impact
  • carbon fiber
  • composite
  • high velocity impact
  • Kevlar
  • Progressive damage modeling
  • three-point bending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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