FEM Modeling of the Delamination Process in Fabric Composites

Maksymilian Sienkiewicz , Grzegorz Krzesiński , Piotr Marek , Tomasz Zagrajek


The article presents the process of modeling delamination of a woven composite material by the finite element method. The models contain a detailed mesostructure in the form of weave geometry. The delamination occurs in the DCB (Double Cantilever Beam) test with the critical energy release rate as a propagation criterion. The methods used, especially Virtual Crack Closure Techniques (VCCT), have allowed us to present the delamination front changes during the propagation. To further investigate the influence of the mesostructure, additional fully homogenous models were analyzed. Load-displacement graphs, typical for DCB tests, are presented. The obtained results show how the presence of detailed geometry of the composite influences the development of damage.
Author Maksymilian Sienkiewicz (FPAE / IAAM)
Maksymilian Sienkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Grzegorz Krzesiński (FPAE / IAAM)
Grzegorz Krzesiński,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Piotr Marek (FPAE / IAAM)
Piotr Marek,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Tomasz Zagrajek (FPAE / IAAM)
Tomasz Zagrajek,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
Journal seriesMaterials Research-Ibero-american Journal of Materials, [Materials Research], ISSN 1516-1439, e-ISSN 1980-5373
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article numbere20190675
Keywords in Englishcomposite damage; RVE; DCB; VCCT; plain weave
ASJC Classification2210 Mechanical Engineering; 2211 Mechanics of Materials; 2500 General Materials Science; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
Languageen angielski
mat-res-2020.pdf 5.97 MB
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 08-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.859; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.104 (2) - 2018=1.412 (5)
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