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Development of an Input Suite for an Orthotropic Composite Material Model

CANIO HOFFARTH, BILAL KHALE, LOUKHAM SHYAMSUNDER, SUBRAMANIAM RAJAN, ROBERT GOLDBERG, KELLY S. CARNEY, PAUL DUBOIS, GUNTHER BLANKENHORN

Abstract


An orthotropic three-dimensional material model suitable for use in modeling impact tests has been developed that has three major components – elastic and inelastic deformations, damage and failure. The material model has been implemented as MAT213 into a special version of LS-DYNA and uses tabulated data obtained from experiments. The prominent features of the constitutive model are illustrated using a widely-used aerospace composite – the T800S/3900-2B[P2352W-19] BMS8-276 Rev-H-Unitape fiber/resin unidirectional composite. The input for the deformation model consists of experimental data from 12 distinct experiments at a known temperature and strain rate: tension and compression along all three principal directions, shear in all three principal planes, and off axis tension or compression tests in all three principal planes, along with other material constants. There are additional input associated with the damage and failure models. The steps in using this model are illustrated – composite characterization tests, verification tests and a validation test. The results show that the developed and implemented model is stable and yields acceptably accurate results.


DOI
10.12783/asc2017/15393

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