A high-fidelity composite damage model is presented and applied to predict low-velocity impact damage, compression after impact (CAI) strength and crushing of thin-walled composite structures. The simulated results correlated well with experimental testing in terms of overall force-displacement response, damage morphologies and energy dissipation. The predictive power of this model makes it suitable for use as part of a virtual testing methodology, reducing the reliance on physical testing.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2015|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling of Composite Laminated Shell Structures - Braunschweig, Germany|
Duration: 25 Mar 2015 → 27 Mar 2015
|Conference||3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling of Composite Laminated Shell Structures|
|Period||25/03/2015 → 27/03/2015|