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Contribution of a micromechanics-based approach for reliability assessment

Dehmous, Hocine and Karama, Moussa and Welemane, Hélène Contribution of a micromechanics-based approach for reliability assessment. (2014) In: International Conference on Accelerated Life Testing and Degradation Models - ALT 2014, 11 June 2014 - 13 June 2014 (Pau, France).

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The paper intends to widely develop the use of a new methodology for the design and optimization of composite materials and structures. Based on the coupling of reliability methods and homogenization techniques, such approach allows the integration of uncertainties at different scales in the problem analysis (i.e. from the microscopic scale of the composite material components up to the macroscopic scale of the structure) and the investigation of their consequences in the failure prediction. The principles and implementation steps of such original method have already been described in details (Int. J. Mech. Sci. 53 (2011) 935-945; Eng. Fail. Analysis 18 (2011) 988-998). This work focuses on its application and significant progress allowed in the design phase for engineering composite materials. Illustrations are presented on the case of a civil engineering structure, namely the Laroin footbridge (France) with carbon epoxy stay cables, and highlight reliability-based innovations and exploitations regarding the structure optimization.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-01058883
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Mouloud Mammeri Tizi Ouzou - UMMTO (ALGERIA)
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Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 07:07

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