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Adaptive multi-scale modeling of high velocity impact on composite panels

: May, M.; Nossek, M.; Petrinic, N.; Hiermaier, S.; Thoma, K.


Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing 58 (2014), S.56-64
ISSN: 1359-835X
Fraunhofer EMI ()
laminates; impact behavior; finite element analysis; FEA; multi-scale modeling

A computationally efficient adaptive multi-scale methodology for modeling composites under high rates of loading is proposed. The physically based model relies on micromechanical properties of the constituents only. The adaptive algorithm switches between two different constitutive laws. Initially, the material response is calculated based on effective linear-elastic, orthotropic material properties at the ply scale which are calculated using the rule of mixtures. A modified Hashin-Rotem criterion is then used to identify the switch to a more accurate micromechanical analysis based on the generalized method of cells (GMC). The methodology is verified by simulating tensile tests on laminates with different stacking sequences. Finally the model validated against experimental data for high-velocity impact on quasi-isotropic composite targets taken from the literature in order to illustrate the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed methodology.