Validation of a novel model for the compressive response of FRP: Numerical simulation
Paper in proceeding, 2017

A progressive damage model for matrix compression is complemented with matrix tension in a physically based manner. The interaction of damage mechanisms undergoes a preliminary validation using single elements. The crushing response is validated with two different flat specimens with the fibres oriented transversely and at 45 degrees to the load. The model combines friction with damage to model the shear response accurately, which is necessary for reliable crush simulations. The behaviour in tension is history dependent, i.e. the model accounts for the stiffness reduction and strength to carry load in tension when previously damaged occurs in compression. The validation is performed against different tests showing the reliability of the model for different fibre orientation, specimen geometry and multiaxial loading scenarios. The crush response is well captured as well as the geometry and location of the different damage mechanisms.


Damage modes


Damage mechanics


Sergio Costa

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics


André Portugal


R. Olsson


Gaurav Vyas


Thomas Bru

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics


ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials

Vol. 2017-August

21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017
Xi'an, China,

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Applied Mechanics

Vehicle Engineering

Composite Science and Engineering

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