Micro/Meso-Modeling of Polymeric Composites with Damage Evolution

  • F. Ellyin
  • Z. Xia
  • Y. Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 114)


In the analysis of fiber-reinforced composites a structure composed of micro-cells can be defined which could represent the periodic nature of material. In this paper a three-dimensional multi-cell volume element is analyzed by viscoelastic finite element method. The effect of viscoelastic matrix, time-dependent behavior of residual stresses arising from the manufacturing process, and damage initiation and propagation due to externally applied loads are presented.

Key words

micro/meso modeling polymer composites viscoelasticity damage evolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Ellyin
    • 1
  • Z. Xia
    • 1
  • Y. Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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