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Numerical Modelling of Damage Response of Layered Composite Plates

I. Smojver1, J. Sorić2

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Zagreb, I. Lučića 5, HR-100000 Zagreb, Croatia; e-mail:
Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Zagreb, I. Lučića 5, HR-100000 Zagreb, Croatia.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2006, 3(1), 13-24.


The paper addresses the problem of impact on layered fibre composites. The behaviour of composite laminates under impact loading is dependent not only on the velocity but also on the mass and geometry of the impactor. Using micromechanical Mori-Tanaka approach, mechanical properties of the laminate have been calculated utilizing the material constants of the fibre and matrix. General purpose FEM software ABAQUS has been modified by means of user written subroutines for modelling of composite laminate and rigid impactor. The kinematics of the impact has been simulated using transient dynamic analysis. Employing user defined multi point constraints, delamination zones have been modeled and visualised


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I. . Smojver and J. S. . ´c, "Numerical modelling of damage response of layered composite plates," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 13–24, 2006.

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