DAI, S. and CUNNINGHAM, P.R., 2016. Multi-scale damage modelling of 3D woven composites under uni-axial tension. Composite Structures, 142, pp. 298–312.
This paper presents a detailed numerical analysis of two types of 3D woven composite architecture. a unit cell, full finite element meso model, and a mosaic macro model are developed to simulate the elastic and damage progression behaviour of the two weave types. Both models predicted the tensile modulus and strength within 20% of the experimentally measured values, and the predicted failure sequence was similar to the experimental observation.
This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Composite Structures and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.01.103
This research project is supported by the Aeronautical and
Automotive Engineering Department of Loughborough University
and M.Wright & Sons Ltd.