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All-cellulose composites (ACCs) are entirely manufactured from cellulose, resulting a fully biodegradable material with perfect compatibility between matrix and reinforcement. In this study, a finite element numerical model to predict the low-velocity impact behaviour of ACC laminates is reported for the first time. The model was validated through comparison with experimental data from scientific literature conducted on ACC plates made from Cordenka woven plies. In addition, the model was applied to the analysis of failure modes and influence of impact energy. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
biodegradable composites; impact behaviour; finite element analysis; all-cellulose composite