Progressive Failure Analysis of Unidirectional-Fabric Laminated Composite Joints under Pin-Loading
A two-dimensional progressive failure analysis is conducted to predict the failure loads and modes of carbon-epoxy composite joints under pin-loading. An eight-node laminated shell element is used for the finite element modeling. Post-failure stiffness is evaluated based on the complete unloading model combined with various failure criteria. The comparison of finite element and experimental results shows that the finite element analysis based on the combined maximum stress and Yamada-Sun criteria most accurately predicts the failure loads of the composite laminated joints.
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
J. H. Kweon et al., "Progressive Failure Analysis of Unidirectional-Fabric Laminated Composite Joints under Pin-Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 1-4, 2007