Prediction of delamination in braided composite T-piece specimens

Jiye Chen, Eric Ravey, Stephen R. Hallett, Michael R. Wisnom, Marcello Grassi

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2363-2367
Number of pages5
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Issue number14
Early online date29 Jan 2009
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Event16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace" - Kyoto, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

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Special Issue: The Sixteenth International Conference on Composite Materials with Regular Papers, Edited by Takashi Ishikawa and Nobuo Takeda


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