Prediction of impact damage in composite plates

JP Hou, [No Value] Petrinic N, C Ruiz, SR Hallett

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This paper gives details of the implementation of improved failure criteria for laminated composite structures into LS-DYNA3D. Out-of-plane stresses have been taken into consideration for damage initiation. It is suggested, for the first time, that delamination is constrained by through-thickness compression stress. Interactions between different damage mechanisms have been considered. Damage predictions in good agreement with experimental ones have been achieved.
Translated title of the contributionPrediction of impact damage in composite plates
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273 - 281
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume60 (2)
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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