Characterization and constitutive modeling of composite materials under static and dynamic loading

Isaac M Daniel, Jeong Min Cho, Brian T. Werner, Joel S. Fenner

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Abstract

Composite materials were characterized under quasi-static and dynamic loading and a constitutive model was adapted to describe the nonlinear multi-axial behavior of the materials under varying strain rate. The materials investigated were unidirectional glass fiber/vinylester, and carbon fiber/epoxy composites. Multi-axial static and dynamic experiments were conducted using off-axis specimens to produce stress states combining transverse normal and in-plane shear stresses. Stress-strain curves were obtained for various loading orientations with respect to the fiber direction at three strain rates, quasi-static, intermediate and high strain rate. A nonlinear constitutive model is proposed to describe the rate-dependent behavior under states of stress including tensile and compressive loading. Experimental results were in good agreement with predictions of the proposed constitutive model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
Event51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 15 2010

Other

Other51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/12/104/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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