A meso-scale model to study the compressive strength of woven carbon fiber reinforced plastics

J.M.J. Schormans, J.J.C. Remmers, W. Wilson, V.S. Deshpande

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Abstract

Modeling kink-band formation in woven composites using a detailed micro-model is numerically expensive. In order to reduce the computational resources, a method to homogenize fiber-tows is proposed which uses a rules of mixture approach. The method is tested by comparing the stiffness and compressive strength of fiber-tows simulated with the proposed homogenization method and simulations of fiber-tows with the micro-structure modeled in detail. Results obtained for both straight fiber and woven composites indicate that the proposed homogenization technique can be used to predict the stiffness and compressive strength of UD and textile composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, 26-30 June 2016, Munich, Germany
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite materials (ECCM 2016) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 17
http://www.eccm17.org/

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Composite materials (ECCM 2016)
Abbreviated titleECCM 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period26/06/1630/06/16
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Keywords

  • Compression
  • Homogenization
  • Kink-bands

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    Schormans, J. M. J., Remmers, J. J. C., Wilson, W., & Deshpande, V. S. (2016). A meso-scale model to study the compressive strength of woven carbon fiber reinforced plastics. In ECCM 2016 - Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, 26-30 June 2016, Munich, Germany European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.