Modelling discrete failures in composites with interface elements

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Abstract

The application of cohesive zone interface elements to modelling discrete matrix dominated failures in polymer composites is reviewed. It is shown that because they can accurately represent the physical mechanisms controlling damage development and failure, they are able to give excellent simulations of a wide variety of phenomena including delamination, laminate in-plane failure, behaviour at notches, impact damage and structural failure due to debonding.
Translated title of the contributionModelling discrete failures in composites with interface elements
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795 - 805
Number of pages11
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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