Discrete meso-element simulation of the failure behavior of short-fiber composites under dynamic loading

Liu, Wenyan; Tang, Z. P.; Liu, Yunxin
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 505 Issue 1, p325
Academic Journal
In recent years, more attention has been paid to a better understanding of the failure behavior and mechanism of heterogeneous materials at the meso-scale level. In this paper, the crack initiation and development in epoxy composites reinforced with short steel fibers under dynamic loading were simulated and analyzed with the 2D Discrete Meso-Element Dynamic Method. Results show that the damage process depends greatly on the binding property between matrix and fibers.


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