Congzhe Wang
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Finite element methodComposite laminatesComposite materialIsotropyMaterials scienceStiffnessStrain energy release rateFracture (geology)DelaminationFibre-reinforced plastic
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#1Congzhe Wang (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
#2Anastasios P. Vassilopoulos (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 28
Last. Thomas Keller (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 43
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Abstract The two-dimensional (2D) delamination growth in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates with in-plane isotropy under Mode I loading condition was numerically investigated using finite element analyses. Two sizes of plate models were developed, focusing on different fracture stages. Cohesive elements were employed to simulate the fracture behavior in the presence of large-scale bridging (LSB). The influences of the pre-crack shape/area, loading zone shape/area and fracture resistance we...
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