• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Anisotropic Constitutive Model for Predictive Analysis of Composite Laminates


An anisotropic plastic constitutive model for fiber-reinforced composite material, is developed, which is simple and efficient to be implemented into computer program for a predictive analysis procedure of composite laminates. An anisotropic initial yield criterion, as well as work-hardening model and subsequent yield surface are established that includes the effects of different yield strengths in each material direction, and between tension and compression. The current model is implemented into a computer code, which is Predictive Analysis for Composite Structures (PACS). The accuracy and efficiency of the anisotropic plastic constitutive model and the computer program PACS are verified by solving a number of various fiber-reinforced composite laminates. The comparisons of the numerical results to the experimental and other numerical results available in the literature indicate the validity and efficiency of the developed model.
Keywords: Anisotropic Plasticity, Fiber Composite, Predictive Finite Element Analysis


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