Element-Free Galerkin modelling of composite damage

I. Guiamatsia, B.G. Falzon, G.A.O. Davies, L. Iannucci

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Delamination and matrix cracking are routine damage mechanisms, observed by post-mortem analysis of laminated structures containing geometrical features such as notches or bolts. Current finite element tools cannot explicitly model an intralaminar matrix microcrack, except if the location of the damage is specified a priori. In this work, a meshless technique, the Element-Free Galerkin (EFG) method, is utilized for the first time to simulate delamination (interlaminar) and intralaminar matrix microcracking in composite laminates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2640-2648
Number of pages9
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Issue number15-16
Early online date18 Aug 2009
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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