Simple tests as critical indicator of intra-ply shear locking

D.J. Wolthuizen, R.H.W. ten Thije, Remko Akkerman

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Standard finite elements can exhibit the numerical artifact of intra-plyshear locking during forming simulations. The displacement fields of elementsare piecewise continuous and cannot correctly capturediscontinuities in the shear field. This shear locking is illustrated insimulations of bias-extension experiments with an unaligned mesh. Two simpletests were developed as a critical indicator of intra-ply shear locking intriangular elements. A single-element-test shows the origin of the locking anda pull-out test indicates locking caused by small misalignments of theelements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-520
JournalKey engineering materials
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • IR-91038


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