Finite element implementation of a model for longitudinal compressive damage growth with friction
Paper i proceeding, 2016
© 2016, European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM. All rights reserved. A model for the longitudinal response of laminated fibre-reinforced composites during compressive damage growth is implemented in a Finite Element (FE) package and validated for mesh objectivity. The current work details the FE implementation of the fibre kinking model and in particular challenges associated with mesh objectivity. The numerical way to solve the stress equilibrium and stress compatibility equations simultaneously in an FE framework is also presented. The results show that the current model can be used to predict the kinking response and thus account for the correct energy absorption.