A cohesive network approach for modelling fibre and matrix damage in composite laminates

@inproceedings{Joosten2018ACN,
  title={A cohesive network approach for modelling fibre and matrix damage in composite laminates},
  author={Matthew Joosten and Q D Yang and Matthew Blacklock and C. H. Wang},
  year={2018}
}
Abstract In the current study a high fidelity analysis approach is used to predict the failure process of notched composite structures. Discrete cracking is explicitly modelled by incorporating cohesive interface elements along potential failure paths. These elements form an interconnected network to account for the interaction between interlaminar and intralaminar failure modes. Finite element models of these configurations were created in the commercial analysis software ABAQUS and a user… CONTINUE READING