Implementation of failure criteria for transverse failure of orthotropic Non-Crimp Fabric composite materials
Journal article, 2017

In this paper a set of failure criteria for Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) reinforced composites is implemented in a Finite Element (FE) software. The criteria, implemented at the ply level, predict transverse failure of NCF reinforced composites, in particular accounting for their inherent orthotropic properties. Numerical simulations are compared with tests on specimens with a generic design feature found in automotive structures. The current implementation enables correct prediction of failure mode and location.

Finite element analysis (FEA)

Carbon fibres




Henrik Molker

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

R. Gutkin


Leif Asp

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing

1359-835X (ISSN)

Vol. 92 158-166

Efficient design methodology for composite vehicle structures through numerical simulations

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

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Composite Science and Engineering

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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