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Ebrahimkhani M, Liaghat G, Ahmadi H. Simulation of crushing performance of Composite Energy Absorber under impact loading using Continuum Damage Mechanics approach. Modares Mechanical Engineering 2018; 17 (12) :505-513
URL: http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-9604-en.html
1- Applied Mechanic Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Tarbiat Modares University
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This paper details the experimental testing and numerical simulation of crushing performance of laminated composite tube under impact loading. Composite tube is modeled as multiple layers of shell elements and chamfered trigger is accounted for by sequentially reducing the length of the layers. The simulation is performed using a Continuum Damage Mechanic material model for representing the intralaminar behavior in which damage activates according to LaRC03-04 failure criteria and propagates according to a set of linear and bi-linear softening laws. Mesh objectivity is accounted for by incorporating crack band law and regularizing dissipated energy by element characteristic length. Interlaminar fractures are modeled using Tiebreak contact based on traction-separation law while a mesh-independent energy based method, utilizing cohesive zone length criterion, is implemented to effectively simulate the delamination. Most of the laminate properties, required for simulation, are obtained by standard tests. To validate the simulation results, impact tests are performed in drop tower machine. Specimens are made of cross-ply laminate using vacuum assisted resin transfer molding procedure and output data is filtered using channel frequency class 600. A good agreement is achieved between numerical and experimental data.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Damage Mechanics
Received: 2017/09/18 | Accepted: 2017/12/1 | Published: 2017/12/22

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