Failure Prediction of Laminated Composites with the Hole under in-Plane Compressive Loading


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Failure process of laminated composites with the hole under in-plane compressive loading is performed by progressive failure analysis method. A modified form of Hashin’s failure criterion by Shokrieh is used to investigate the failure, where a sudden degradation model is proposed to reduce engineering material constants. The numerical study of laminated composites is implemented in ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). The initiation and propagation of local damage and response of laminated composite structures from initial loading and ultimate failure are predicted. The model has been validated by comparing numerical results with existing experimental results. And then failure analysis of specimen fabricated from M40J/Ag80 on influence of the hole under compressive loading has been performed by the proposed model.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 476-478)

Edited by:

Wenzhe Chen, Qiang Li, Yonglu Chen, Pinqiang Dai and Zhengyi Jiang




Y. H. Yang "Failure Prediction of Laminated Composites with the Hole under in-Plane Compressive Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 476-478, pp. 2539-2542, 2012

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February 2012





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