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Efficient Numerical Analysis Based on Perturbation Method for the Effect of Waviness in CFRP



The paper proposes a numerical multiscale homogenization method for carbon fiber reinforced composites, where fiber alignment is disturbed due to unintended imperfections (fiber waviness). Imperfection is introduced as input to the calculation, and the calculation is always done using idealized perfect geometry. This has a distinct advantage in numerical calculations where the same mesh can be used for a series of imperfect geometries. The calculation is based on second-order perturbation method in order to capture the anisotropy which is the feature of CFRP. The proposed method is validated by comparing the results to those of a conventional calculation. The results demonstrate that the proposed method can accurately capture the stress distribution when the amplitude of the imperfection is small.


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