Crack paths in composite materials

M. Patrício, R.M.M. Mattheij

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Abstract

Composites are often exposed to harsh loading conditions. This may lead to crack formation and propagation. In this paper an algorithm is described to predict the path of pre-existing cracks in homogeneous materials, based on an incremental approach. The approach is shown to also deal with the highly heterogeneous behaviour of periodically distributed composites.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameCASA-report
Volume0903
ISSN (Print)0926-4507

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    Patrício, M., & Mattheij, R. M. M. (2009). Crack paths in composite materials. (CASA-report; Vol. 0903). Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.