3-D Nonlinear Constitutive Modeling Approach for Composite Materials
R/D rept. Sep 1990-May 1992
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD SHIP MATERIALS ENGINEERING DEPT
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This program outlines a three step process to develop nonlinear composite material models, and incorporate those models in a general, large scale structural finite element analysis code. The steps include detailed finite element analyses at the micromechanical fiber-matrix level to study material response and nonlinear mechanisms, development of a simplified material model that is representative of the behavior observed in the micromechanical analyses, and the inclusion of the simplified model in the large scale finite element analysis. Only the first two steps are addressed in this paper. Micromechanical finite element analyses of AS43501-6 and S23501-6 determined stress-strain responses for in-plane and transverse shear, transverse tension and transverse compression. Variation of the predicted behavior with failure criteria and comparisons to experimental data were also shown. The performance of a simplified material model based on a unit cell analogy was compared to the behavior observed in the micromechanical analyses.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Numerical Mathematics