This paper presents a novel numerical framework to simulate the progressive delamination in laminated structures based on 1D component-wise models. The proposed numerical tool is a part of the virtual testing platform built within the Carrera Unified Formulation, a hierarchical, higher-order structural framework to generate theories of structures via a variable kinematic approach. Formulated within the Lagrange polynomial CUF models, the component-wise approach models the components of a complex structure through 1D CUF models at reduced computational costs and 3D-like accuracies. The effectiveness of CUF-CW models to capture accurate 3D transverse fields are of interest to solve delamination problems by integrating a class of higher-order cohesive elements to simulate the cohesive mechanics among the various components of the structure. The present framework adopts a bilinear constitutive law based on the mixed-mode delamination propagation and an efficient arc-length solver based on an energy-dissipation constraint. The numerical results aim to verify the accuracy and computational efficiency of CUF-CW models through benchmark composite delamination problems including multiple delamination fronts and comparisons with reference literature solutions and standard 3D FEM models. The outcomes show multi-fold improvements in the analysis times, good matches with experimental results, and promising enhancements of the meshing process due to the absence of aspect ratio constraints.

Progressive delamination of laminated composites via 1D models / Kaleel, I.; Carrera, E.; Petrolo, M.. - In: COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. - ISSN 0263-8223. - STAMPA. - 235:(2020). [10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111799]

Progressive delamination of laminated composites via 1D models

I. Kaleel;E. Carrera;M. Petrolo
2020

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This paper presents a novel numerical framework to simulate the progressive delamination in laminated structures based on 1D component-wise models. The proposed numerical tool is a part of the virtual testing platform built within the Carrera Unified Formulation, a hierarchical, higher-order structural framework to generate theories of structures via a variable kinematic approach. Formulated within the Lagrange polynomial CUF models, the component-wise approach models the components of a complex structure through 1D CUF models at reduced computational costs and 3D-like accuracies. The effectiveness of CUF-CW models to capture accurate 3D transverse fields are of interest to solve delamination problems by integrating a class of higher-order cohesive elements to simulate the cohesive mechanics among the various components of the structure. The present framework adopts a bilinear constitutive law based on the mixed-mode delamination propagation and an efficient arc-length solver based on an energy-dissipation constraint. The numerical results aim to verify the accuracy and computational efficiency of CUF-CW models through benchmark composite delamination problems including multiple delamination fronts and comparisons with reference literature solutions and standard 3D FEM models. The outcomes show multi-fold improvements in the analysis times, good matches with experimental results, and promising enhancements of the meshing process due to the absence of aspect ratio constraints.
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