WIT Press

Modified Quasi-three-dimensional 4-point Bending Simulation Method For CFRP Cylindrical Tube

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980451

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

774 kb

Author(s)

Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki, Asami Nakai, Akio Tange and Hiroyuki Hamada

Abstract

The damage propagation of a CFRP cylindrical tube subjected to 4-point bending load was investigated. A numerical simulation using a quasi-three- dimensional model is attempted. The quasi-three-dimensional model is constructed of both shell elements and beam elements which represent fiber and matrix, respectively. The damage propagation analyses of three types have been performed. As a result, it is confirmed that the numerical simulation using the quasi-three-dimensional model is effective for predicting the damage propagation behaviours. 1. Introduction Recent advances in composite technology have led t

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