publication . Article . 2015

Effect of the curing process on the transverse tensile strength of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix lamina using micromechanics computations

D’Mello, Royan J; Maiarù, Marianna; Waas, Anthony M;
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  • Published: 15 Apr 2015 Journal: Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, volume 4, pages 119-136 (issn: 2193-9764, eissn: 2193-9772, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The effect of the curing process on the mechanical response of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites is studied using a computational model. Computations are performed using the finite element (FE) method at the microscale where representative volume elements (RVEs) are analyzed with periodic boundary conditions (PBCs). The commercially available finite element (FE) package ABAQUS is used as the solver, supplemented by user-written subroutines. The transition from a continuum to damage/failure is effected by using the Bažant-Oh crack band model, which preserves mesh objectivity. Results are presented for a hexagonally packed RVE whose matrix portion is firs...
Subjects
free text keywords: Periodic boundary conditions, Stiffness, medicine.symptom, medicine, Fiber, Ultimate tensile strength, Composite material, Micromechanics, Curing (chemistry), Finite element method, Volume fraction, Materials science
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publication . Article . 2015

Effect of the curing process on the transverse tensile strength of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix lamina using micromechanics computations

D’Mello, Royan J; Maiarù, Marianna; Waas, Anthony M;