Numerical analysis of intralaminar failure mechanisms in composite structures, Part I: FE implementation

B. G. Falzon, P. Apruzzese

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Abstract

This paper presents a three-dimensional continuum damage mechanics-based material model which was implemented in an implicit finite element code to simulate the progressive intralaminar degradation of fibre reinforced laminates. The damage model is based on ply failure mechanisms and uses seven damage variables assigned to tensile, compressive and shear damage at a ply level. Non-linear behaviour and irreversibility were taken into account and modelled. Some issues on the numerical implementation of the damage model are discussed and solutions proposed. Applications of the methodology are presented in Part II
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-46
Number of pages8
JournalComposite Structures
Volume93
Issue number2
Early online date03 Jul 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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