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Monte-Carlo Simulator for the Failure Process and Energy Release Rate of Unidirectional CFRP a Different Temperatures

Published

Author(s)

Xianfeng Wang, Martin Y. Chiang, Chad R. Snyder

Abstract

This paper presents an analytical approach that combines the modified shear-lag model and the Monte-Carlo simulation technique to simulate the fracture behavior, including the failure process and energy release rate, for unidirectional fiber-reinforced composites at different temperatures. The simulated results, based on the unidirectional carbon fiber-reinforced polymeric (CFRP) composites, were compared with existing experimental observation and measurement. A good agreement between the simulation and experiment was obtained, and the critical energy release rate of the unidirectional CFRP composite was found to increase with the decrease of the temperature. This increase is primarily due to the temperature-dependence of the composite constituents rather than the residual stresses induced due to the change in temperature.
Citation
Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing
Volume
35

Keywords

cryogenic, fracture toughness, Monte-Carlo Simulation, unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Composit

Citation

Wang, X. , Chiang, M. and Snyder, C. (2004), Monte-Carlo Simulator for the Failure Process and Energy Release Rate of Unidirectional CFRP a Different Temperatures, Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852174 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created April 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017