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Author(s): Dimitra A. Ramantani
Raul D. S. G. Campilho
Marcelo F. S. F de Moura
António T. Marques
Title: Cohesive mixed-mode damage model applied to the simulation of the mechanical behaviour of a repaired sandwich beam
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The behaviour of a repaired sandwich beam loaded under four point bending is simulated using theABAQUS® software. Both overlap and scarf repair, suitable for sandwich structures, were simulatedconsidering two dimensional nonlinear material and geometrical analysis. Special developed interfacefinite elements including a trapezoidal cohesive mixed-mode damage model appropriate for ductileadhesives were used in order to simulate the adhesive layer. The proposed model is intended to replacethe continuum finite elements traditionally used to simulate the adhesive layer, thus reducing thecomputational effort necessary to obtain results. Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) and End NotchedFlexure (ENF) tests were used to obtain the cohesive laws of the adhesive in pure modes I and II,respectively. The fracture energies (JIc and JIIc) are obtained using a new data reduction scheme based oncrack equivalent concept allowing overcoming crack monitoring difficulties during propagation in thesefracture characterization tests. The remaining cohesive parameters (1,I, 1,II, 2,I, 2,II)are obtained usingan inverse method, which is based on the fitting of the numerical and experimental P- curves by a finetuning process. This procedure allows fixing the referred cohesive parameters to be used in the stressanalyses and strength predictions of repaired sandwiches. The numerical model allowed the simulation ofdamage initiation and growth. Geometric changes, such as patch overlap length and scarf angle wereconsidered in the analysis in order to assess their influence on the repair efficiency. Conclusions weredrawn about design guidelines of sandwich composite material repair.
Subject: Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Source: ECCM-13 - 13th European Conference on Composite Materials
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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