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Cohesive modeling of low-velocity impact damage in layered functionally graded beams

Kubair, DV and Lakshmana, BK (2008) Cohesive modeling of low-velocity impact damage in layered functionally graded beams. In: Mechanics Research Communications, 35 (1-2). pp. 104-114.

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Numerical analysis of the low-velocity impact damage of a layered composite beam with a functionally graded core is performed using the multiple-isoparametric cohesive volume finite element (MCVFE) scheme. A mixed-mode intrinsic cohesive zone model is used to simulate the spontaneous damage initiation and growth in this work. The inhomogeneous Young’s modulus variation is assumed to be symmetric about the neutral plane. Our parametric simulations showed that the energetics of damage is altered by the presence of a functionally graded core. The effect of including a functionally graded core is to advance the time of fracture initiation compared to a cross-ply $(90^0)$ core. The assumed symmetry and linear inhomogeneity leads to the energetics for the graded core to be similar to those observed for a $45^0$ core plyorientation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Mechanics Research Communications
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Keywords: Functionally graded materials; Cohesive zone model; Multiscale modeling; Multiple-isoparametric cohesive volume finite element (MCVFE) method; Low-velocity impact damage
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12899

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