Damage in textile laminates of various inter-ply shift

D.S. Ivanov, S.V. Lomov, S.G. Ivanov, I. Verpoest

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Deformation mechanisms and failure of textile laminates are strongly affected by inter-layer configurations – a mutual shift of the plies. To model it within a traditional framework, one must construct a representative volume element (RVE), which includes all the plies. This is a time consuming and computationally expensive work. As an alternative, the paper suggests boundary conditions (BC) imitating the interaction with the surrounding non-periodic media. This makes possible analysis on a single unit cell of one ply. The proposed BC respect inter-ply configurations, account for the number of plies, distinguish the ply position, and reproduce the meso stress state with a good accuracy. The BC are constructed through (1) averaging of the known periodic solutions with respect to the ply shifts, (2) separation of the solution to the outer and inner ply cases, (3) energy equilibrium of heterogeneous and effective media. The unit cell finite element (FE) modelling is validated by reference full scale solution on the entire laminate.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2010 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 7 Jun 201010 Jun 2010
Conference number: 14


Conference14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2010
Abbreviated titleECCM


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