Failure criterion for composite structure with an open-hole or bolted joint using characteristic volume approach

Failure criterion for composite structure with an open-hole or bolted joint using characteristic volume approach

Arruck TragangoonBaramee Patamaprohm Jacques Renard Vladimir Gantchenko Xavier Cerrillo 

Centre des matériaux P.M.-Fourt, Mines-Paris Tech, CNRS UMR 7633, BP 87,

91003 Evry cedex, France

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, DMIE Center, King

Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pibulsongkram Road,

Bangsue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

Faurecia, Z.I. Brières-les-Scellés, BP 89, 91152 Étampes cedex, France

Corresponding Author Email:
31 December 2017
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We propose a non-local failure criterion to predict the failure of composite laminated structures submitted to local stress concentration. The twill glass/polyamide 6 composite specimens with an open-hole as well as a bolted joint have been investigated. Material behavior was modeled using Hill’s yield criterion to describe its anisotropic non-linearity. To determine a structure failure, based on the classical characteristic distance approach, the proposed method predicts the structure failure using the characteristic volume identified by experimental testing and numerical simulations. The average values of failure criteria indices over this characteristic volume were used to determine the failure. The damage initiations were predicted and showed a good agreement with the experimental results.


holed woven composite, non-local failure criterion, characteristic volume/area, bolted assembly

1. Introduction
2. Non-local approach
3. Modeling of material behavior
4. Open-hole specimen
5. Application on bolted composite joint
6. Application on the multi-material structure
7. Conclusions

We would like to express our gratitude to ADEME for supporting this work through the project DEMOS (DEsign and Manufacturing of cOmposite interior Structure).


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