Damage Analysis of Particulate Polymer Composites Based Structure by Using Micro-Meso-Macro Finite Element Approach
A micro-meso-macro finite element approach has been developed for simulating the macro-scale damage coupled deformation in a particulate polymer composite (PPC) based structure under tension. A damage model for the PPC structure was developed to define the debonding damage behavior of the structure. The computational results determined in our previous studies by using finite element meso-cell modeling technique were used as the input parameters of the damage model and definition of the constitutive behavior of PPC. A user-defined subroutine VUMAT describing the damage-coupled constitutive behaviour of PPC for defining the material properties of the finite elements for the structure was then built and incorporated into the ABAQUS finite element code. A case example has been given to demonstrate the proposed approach. The macroscale damage process in the simulated component was found to be reasonable.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
C. Y. Tang et al., "Damage Analysis of Particulate Polymer Composites Based Structure by Using Micro-Meso-Macro Finite Element Approach", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 648-652, 2006