This paper presents an approach to predict the delamination of braided composite T-piece specimen using cohesive models. As part of an investigation on simulation of delamination in T-piece specimens, cohesive elements from ABAQUS were employed in forming a cohesive model to study the progressive delamination. Predictions given by the model of single delamination together with experimental results are presented. These results suggest that prediction of progressive delamination using cohesive models is feasible. Finally this paper proposes future work for precise prediction of delamination of braided composite T-piece specimens.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Composites Science and Technology|
|Early online date||29 Jan 2009|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2009|
|Event||16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace" - Kyoto, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Jul 2007 → 13 Jul 2007