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Transversal crack and delamination of laminates using XFEM

Abdullah, Nur Azam and Curiel-Sosa, Jose Luis and Taylor, Zeike A. and Tafazzolimoghaddam, Behrooz and Martinez Vicente, J.L. and Zhang, Chao (2017) Transversal crack and delamination of laminates using XFEM. Composite Structures, 173. pp. 78-85. ISSN 0263-8223

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This paper offers a new insight into the computational modelling of crack and delamination of carbon fiber composite. Both transversal cracks (intralaminar) and delamination (interlaminar) are modelled with Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM). Constitutive and fracture laws are integrated to model the initiation of crack or delamination, and their subsequent evolution. The study includes the size effect assessment of composite due to the increment of composite thickness. The results are in close agreement between the experimental and analytical data of each specimen modelled based on the size of the carbon fiber composite volume.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8760/73582
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crack, Delamination, Size effect, Composite, Finite element modelling, Fracture
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Azam Abdullah
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 10:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73582

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