Preparation for Supercomputing of Numerical Simulation of Fracture Process of Composite Materials
Takeaki Nadabe, Nobuo Takeda
Available Online March 2014.
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- Numerical simulation; Fracture mechanism; Strength analysis; Composite materials
- This study investigates the preparation for supercomputing of numerical simulation of fracture process of composite materials. The purpose of this study is to establish the numerical analysis method to understand the fracture mechanism and predict the mechanical response of composite materials through the supercomputing. The numerical model is constructed for laminated plate of composite material, and the stacking sequence of the simulated laminate is [0/90]s cross-ply laminate. The reinforcement fibers in 0-degree plies are modeled by circle cross-section beam elements to represent the three-dimensional effect in bending of fibers. Cohesive elements are inserted in the connection of beam elements to simulate the bending breaking of fibers. For the purpose of parallel computing, the domain decomposition method is applied, and for pre-conditioned conjugate gradient algorithm, incomplete Cholesky conjugate gradient method is applied. The simulated results show that in the initial state of the loading, the stress concentration occurs around the initial misalignment of fiber in 0-degree plies, and it also occurs around the area where fibers come close in 90-degree plies. At average applied strain 1.20 %, the fiber breaking damage initiates in 0-degree ply, and after this point the damage develops in the material. The simulated damage is close to the microscope picture of the actual composite materials obtained in the experiment. The current simulation is considered to correspond with the actual material deformation.
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TY - CONF AU - Takeaki Nadabe AU - Nobuo Takeda PY - 2014/03 DA - 2014/03 TI - Preparation for Supercomputing of Numerical Simulation of Fracture Process of Composite Materials BT - 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering (MCE-14) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 191 EP - 197 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.42 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.42 ID - Nadabe2014/03 ER -