Material Modeling of Polymer Composites for Numerical Investigations of Continuous Mode Conversion

  • B. Hennings
  • R. LammeringEmail author
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


Recent experimental investigations with a scanning laser vibrometer showed irregularities of the wave behavior in assumedly undamaged carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) plates with transiently excited symmetric (S0) and antisymmetric (A0) wave groups. This effect is not only visible in complex CFRP structures but also in single UD-layers. Therefore, this particular type of plate is focused. In this chapter at first, the wave propagation in simplified numerical 2D models with varying cross sections as well as with varying material properties is analyzed and therewith reasons for the observed wave propagation phenomenon named “quasi-continuous mode conversion” are discussed. On this basis, an approach for the generation of an enhanced material modeling using a sectored homogenization of the UD-layer is given. Finally, results of the simulation of wave propagation in a UD-layer by means of the introduced material modeling are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsHelmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany

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