Micromodel-based simulations for laminated composites

David Violeau, Pierre Ladevèze, Gilles Lubineau*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We develop a calculation strategy for the simulation of a complete microscopic model. This strategy enables one to account for damage mechanisms in laminated composites. The model mixes discrete and continuous approaches by introducing potential rupture surfaces and a damageable continuous medium. This approach requires suitable calculation tools unavailable in industrial analysis codes. The strategy presented is multiscale in space and is based on a decomposition of the domain into substructures and interfaces. This strategy enables one to simulate complex problems with multiple cracks. In practice, to use such a model, the strategy must be improved in order to handle very large numbers of substructures and interfaces and to estimate the rupture criteria for the surfaces introduced into the model. We provide simple examples which demonstrate the capabilities of the microscopic model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Event12th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2006 - Biarritz, France
Duration: Aug 28 2006Sep 1 2006


Other12th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2006


  • Damage mechanics
  • Delamination
  • Laminate
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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