Efficient sizing methods for composites primary structures in automotive applications
Paper in proceedings, 2014

In this paper, a set of failure criteria for Non Crimp Fabric (NCF) composites are presented. The proposed failure criteria are physically based and can take into account the orthotropic character of NCF composites by addressing the lost transverse isotropy. The criteria are compared to experimental data and show good agreement.

Failure criteria

Non-crimp fabric composites



Henrik Molker

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Renaud Gutkin

Magnus Oldenbo

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014; Seville; Spain; 22 June 2014 through 26 June 2014

Efficient design methodology for composite vehicle structures through numerical simulations

Swedish Research Council (VR), 2013-09-01 -- 2018-08-31.

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