Influence of ply cluster thickness and location on matrix cracking evolution in open-hole composite laminates Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2016

start page

  • 40

end page

  • 47

volume

  • 95

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1359-8368

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1069

abstract

  • The influence of cluster thickness and its position on the damage evolution of open-hole composite laminates, subjected to uniaxial in-plane tensile loads, is studied in this work. The Discrete Damage Mechanics model of Barbero-Cortes augmented by a fiber damage criterion is employed. Several stacking sequences with clusters in different positions and thicknesses inside the laminate are analyzed. The influence of cluster thickness and its location on: the crack-density evolution, applied load, longitudinal stress and its contour plots is studied for all the stacking sequences selected.

keywords

  • B. Stress concentration
    B. Strength
    C. Damage mechanics
    C. Numerical analysis
    Open-hole composite laminates