Modelling the micromechanical behaviour of 5-harness satin weaves obtained by RTM

A. R. Melro, P. P. Camanho, F. M. Andrade Pires, S. T. Pinho

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Abstract

An Offset-reduced Unit Cell (OrUC) model of a 5-harness satin weave is used to characterise damage evolution in this textile composite. Non-linear material models for both yarns and epoxy resin embedding the yarns are applied to the numerical analysis. The epoxy resin is represented by an elasto-plastic with damage constitutive model while the yarns are modelled making use of a transversely isotropic damage model recently proposed. Different loading conditions are applied to the OrUC, allowing for a detailed study of damage initiation and evolution inside the satin weave up until complete failure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012 - Venice, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • 5-Harness satin
  • Continuum damage mechanics
  • Micromechanics
  • Reduced unit cells

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