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Numerical simulation of impact and compression after impact of asymmetrically tapered laminated CFRP

Abdulhamid, Hakim and Bouvet, Christophe and Michel, Laurent and Aboissière, Jacky and Minot, Clément Numerical simulation of impact and compression after impact of asymmetrically tapered laminated CFRP. (2016) International Journal of Impact Engineering, 95. 154-164. ISSN 0734-743X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.05.002


This paper presents a numerical simulation of impact and compression after impact (CAI) of a tapered composite laminate using a discrete ply model. Three types of damage: matrix cracking, delamination and fiber rupture are considered in the model. The presence of ply drop-off generates some discontinuities in the stress field and therefore adds difficulties to the simulation. Analyses of numerical results are performed to understand the damage and failure mechanisms in both tests. Numerical results in terms of force-displacement curves, delamination shape, CAI displacement field and residual strength are compared with experimental data. Impact simulation is in good correlation with the tests. CAI strength is under predicted and depends on quality of the meshing of the transition region. This study highlights the importance of modeling intra-ply matrix cracking for impact simulation.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01360641
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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)
Other partners > Sogeti (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:26 Aug 2016 13:26

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