Predicting Fatigue Damage of Composites Using Strength Degradation and Cumulative Damage Model
AbstractThis paper discusses the prediction of fatigue response of composites using an empirical strength and stiffness degradation scheme coupled to a cumulative damage accumulation approach. The cumulative damage accumulation approach is needed to account for the non-constant stress levels that arise due to stress distributions from stiffness degradation during the fatigue loading. Degradation of strength and stiffness during fatigue loading of the composite was implemented by following the empirical model presented by Shokrieh and Lessard with some modification and correction to the non-dimensional load parameter definition. The fatigue analysis was performed using ABAQUS™ finite element software using a user-defined material subroutine UMAT developed for the material response. Implementation results were first verified for unidirectional laminate test cases and validated by predicting stress versus life (S-N) curves for several laminate coupons test simulations and residual strengths of Open Hole Tension (OHT) specimens subjected to constant amplitude fatigue loading. View Full-Text
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Khan, A.I.; Venkataraman, S.; Miller, I. Predicting Fatigue Damage of Composites Using Strength Degradation and Cumulative Damage Model. J. Compos. Sci. 2018, 2, 9.
Khan AI, Venkataraman S, Miller I. Predicting Fatigue Damage of Composites Using Strength Degradation and Cumulative Damage Model. Journal of Composites Science. 2018; 2(1):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Khan, Arafat I.; Venkataraman, Satchi; Miller, Ian. 2018. "Predicting Fatigue Damage of Composites Using Strength Degradation and Cumulative Damage Model." J. Compos. Sci. 2, no. 1: 9.
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