Interaction of anisotropic crack phase field with interface cohesive zone model for fiber reinforced composites

Pranavi, D. and Rajagopal, A. and Reddy, J.N. (2021) Interaction of anisotropic crack phase field with interface cohesive zone model for fiber reinforced composites. Composite Structures, 270 (114038). ISSN 02638223

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A new phase field model considering the interfacial damage for different configurations of a fiber reinforced composite is proposed and formulated. Crack and non local interface are considered to be diffused. A coupled traction separation law based on a potential function is adopted to represent the behavior of the interface. Anisotropy is introduced into the elastic equilibrium by considering the distinct contributions of fiber and matrix in different modes. The present model captures the predominant failure phenomena in a composite such as matrix failure, delamination by considering the role of fiber orientation, interface fracture properties and configuration of lamina. The proposed formulation is extended to a fiber reinforced composite lamina consisting of two fiber families oriented in different directions. Parametric studies are conducted to understand the effect of anisotropy parameter, length scales, fracture properties of fiber, matrix and interface on crack propagation and mechanical response of the whole system. Numerical examples are performed to validate the proposed model, understand the anisotropic crack growth for unidirectional and woven fiber-reinforced composites, study the interaction of anisotropic crack with composite-composite interface and metal-composite interface. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd

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Rajagopal, Amirtham
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anisotropic crack, Cohesive zone model, Composites, Interface crack interaction, Phase field
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs Haseena VKKM
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 11:09
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 11:09
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