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Simulation of damage in textile composites: model development and experimental validation

I. Verpoest1,2, S.V. Lomov1

Composite Materials Group, Departement of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, B-3001, Leuven, Belgium
Presenting author. Ignaas.Verpoest@mtm.kuleuven.be, tel +32-16-32-13-06

The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2009, 13(4), 73-74. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2009.013.073

Abstract

The paper will first introduce the general approach developed at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven for modeling the internal structure of textiles and for prediction of the mechanical properties of textile based composites.
Then, the results of experimental observations of damage processes during tensile quasi-static and fatigue loading for carbon/epoxy textile composites will be presented, more specifically for (1) woven fabrics; (2) non-crimp fabrics (NCF); (3) structurally stitched NCF. The test methodology includes, apart from the “normal” tensile testing, registration of acoustic emission and full-field measurements of strains on the surface of the sample. The damage in the samples loaded to a certain characteristic level of strain or certain number of fatigue cycles, is studied using X-ray inspection and micrography of the cross-sections. Analogies between damage development in quasi-statictensile test and tension-tensionfatigue are analyzed and links between the damage initiation thresholds in quasi-static tests and fatiguelife are established.
Meso-level finite element modelling is performed for quasi-static tension of NCF and woven fabric composites, using a damage mechanics approach to model the progressive damage. It is shown to be a powerful tool for homogenisation of mechanical properties, study of stress-strain fields inside the unit cell, determination of damage initiation conditions and sites and simulation of damage development and associated deterioration of the homogenised mechanical properties of the composite.

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APA Style
Verpoest, I., Lomov, S. (2009). Simulation of damage in textile composites: model development and experimental validation. The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, 13(4), 73-74. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2009.013.073
Vancouver Style
Verpoest I, Lomov S. Simulation of damage in textile composites: model development and experimental validation. Int Conf Comput Exp Eng Sciences . 2009;13(4):73-74 https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2009.013.073
IEEE Style
I. Verpoest and S. Lomov, "Simulation of damage in textile composites: model development and experimental validation," Int. Conf. Comput. Exp. Eng. Sciences , vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 73-74. 2009. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2009.013.073



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