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Finite element simulation of 0°/90° CFRP laminated plates subjected to crushing using a free-face-crushing concept

Israr, Haris Ahmad and Rivallant, Samuel and Bouvet, Christophe and Barrau, Jean-Jacques Finite element simulation of 0°/90° CFRP laminated plates subjected to crushing using a free-face-crushing concept. (2014) Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 62. 16-25. ISSN 1359-835X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.03.014


This paper describes the development of a numerical model of (0°/90°) CFRP plates subjected to low velocity crushing, based on physical observations. The developed model is represented at the meso-scale and is based on five main ideas: 1 – meshing of each ply of the laminate; 2 – use of cohesive elements to represent delamination and plies splaying; 3 – simulation of macro-scale fragments; 4 – representation of the localized crushing of plies at their extremities with the introduction of a free-face-crushing concept; 5 – representation of contacts between plies, plies and impacted base, plies and debris. The results of the Abaqus/Explicit simulations show a good agreement with the experimental results, which demonstrates that the proposed methodology is able to predict the force, the main failure mechanisms and the phenomenology observed during experiments. Furthermore, an analysis of the repartition of absorbed energies is done, which shows that the most efficient mechanism is the localized crushing in the 0° plies.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1359835X/62/supp/C
HAL Id:hal-00978464
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - UTM (MALAYSIA)
Laboratory name:
Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE)
Deposited On:14 Apr 2014 09:54

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