Application of the 3-D boundary element method to delaminated composite structures

Alberto Milazzo, Calogero Orlando, Andrea Alaimo

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A three-dimensional boundary element model for anisotropic solids is presented to study the fracture mechanics behavior of delaminated composite structures. The multi-domain technique is implemented to model the layered configurations and the cracks occurring at bi-material interface. The Modified Crack Closure Integral technique is implemented to characterize the fracture mechanics behavior of delaminations in terms of the total energy release rate and mode mix phase angles. Validating analyses, performed on different delaminated configurations, have shown the effectiveness of the proposed approach. Moreover, some original results are presented to investigate the effects of the stacking sequence on the fracture parameters. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-217
Number of pages17
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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