WIT Press

Impact-induced Damage Analysis Tools For Laminated Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000261

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,479 kb

Author(s)

U. Barberis, A. Hassim, C. Ravera & G. Vanderborck

Abstract

The aim of the present work is to produce a validated set of design/analysis software tools called ADANIDEC, in the shape of finite element programs, for the selection and impact-induced damage evaluation of laminated composite structures for engineering design. The first part of this paper summarises our previous work[l] on the impact- induced damage analysis of laminated composites which includes: • the formulation of material model, based on phenomenological continuum damage mechanics for a number of selected laminated composites, and experimental tests to evaluate the constants in the damage evolution law; • development of algorithms and of a computer program to represent the above material models and t

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