DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1807 - 1813
Section Numerical Simulations
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1807-1813
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009254

Modelling of the failure of carbon-fibre laminates subjected to dynamic loads

S. Sanchez-Saez, J. Lopez-Puente, E. Barbero and C. Navarro

Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, University Carlos III of Madrid, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain

Published online: 15 September 2009

In this study, the behaviour of carbon/epoxy tape laminates subjected to dynamic loads, using a numerical model based on a progressive failure criterion, was evaluated. In order to verify whether the model can reproduce the behaviour observed experimentally in more complex laminates than unidirectional ones, quasi-isotropic laminates [± 45/0/90]2S were tested under dynamic conditions. The model accurately reproduced the failure stress and strain and the failure modes of the laminates.

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