Constitutive modeling of woven composites considering asymmetric/anisotropic, rate dependent, and nonlinear behavior
Published on Dec 1, 2007in Composites Part A-applied Science and Manufacturing7.664
· DOI :10.1016/J.COMPOSITESA.2007.08.003
Abstract The mechanical performance of woven composites was analyzed focusing on their nonlinear and rate dependent asymmetric/anisotropic deformation behavior. Three key characteristics were identified which are indispensable for realistically simulating the mechanical performance of woven composites: the asymmetric material behavior between tension and compression, its anisotropic and nonlinear evolution and rate dependency. To include all three characteristics into the nonlinear finite element analysis for woven composites, a phenomenological constitutive equation was developed based on an elasto-viscoplastic theory using the modified Drucker–Prager yield criterion and, in particular, developing the anisotropic nonlinear hardening law. A characterization method using both uniaxial tensile and compressive tests at different strain rates was proposed to determine the material properties for the constitutive equation. Then, the developed constitutive equation was incorporated into a finite element code and was validated by comparing the finite element simulation of the three points bending test with experiments.