Peridynamic theory for damage initiation and growth in composite laminate

Erkan Oterkus, Erdogan Madenci

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Abstract

A recently introduced nonlocal peridynamic theory removes the obstacles present in classical continuum mechanics that limit the prediction of crack initiation and growth in materials. Furthermore, damage growth in composites involves complex and progressive failure modes. Current computational tools are incapable of predicting failure in composite materials mainly due to their mathematical structure. However, the peridynamic theory removes these obstacles by taking into account non-local interactions between material points. This study presents an application of the peridynamic theory for predicting damage progression from a central crack in fiber reinforced composite plates subjected to uniaxial tension loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages355-358
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037852187
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event10th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM2011 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 21 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume488-489
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Other

Other10th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM2011
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period9/19/119/21/11

Keywords

  • Composites
  • Failure
  • Nonlocal
  • Peridynamic theory
  • Progressive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Oterkus, E., & Madenci, E. (2012). Peridynamic theory for damage initiation and growth in composite laminate. In Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X (pp. 355-358). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 488-489). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.488-489.355