Implementation of failure criteria for orthotropic non crimp fabric composite structures
Paper in proceedings, 2015

In this paper a set of failure criteria for Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) reinforced composites are implemented in a Finite Element (FE) software. The criteria are valid for transverse failure of NCF reinforced composites with their inherent orthotropic properties and are used at ply level. Validation of the failure criteria is performed on coupons with features typically found in automotive structures.

Carbon fibre composites

Failure criteria

Non-crimp Fabric

Finite Element


Henrik Molker

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Renaud Gutkin

Volvo Cars

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

COMPOSITES 2015 - 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites; Bristol; 7th-9th of September 2015

Efficient design methodology for composite vehicle structures through numerical simulations

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

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Materials Science

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Composite Science and Engineering

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