Peridynamic fatiue model for composites under constant and variable amplitude loads

Erdogan Madenci, Atila Barut, Nam Phan

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Abstract

This study presents a fatigue model for constant and variable amplitude cyclic loading by combining kinetic theory of fracture (KTF) with peridynamics (PD). The KTF is applicable to constant and variable amplitude loading, and cumulative damage is inherent in the assumptions. Also, it is extremely suitable for implementation in the PD model of laminates. The standard stress versus cycles to failure data for unnotched laminates provides the determination of necessary parameters for the KTF. Using the test data generated by the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Tech Scout Project, the fidelity of this model is established by simulating the open-hole quasi-isotropic composite laminates under cyclic loads for stiffness reduction and failure progression. The PD predictions agree with the measured reduction in stiffness as a function of number of load cycles. Also, the progressive damage predictions capture the general characteristics of the experimentally observed damage patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019
EditorsKyriaki Kalaitzidou
PublisherDEStech Publications
ISBN (Electronic)9781605956022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event34th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2019Sep 25 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019

Conference

Conference34th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period9/23/199/25/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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Madenci, E., Barut, A., & Phan, N. (2019). Peridynamic fatiue model for composites under constant and variable amplitude loads. In K. Kalaitzidou (Ed.), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019 (Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019). DEStech Publications.