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Micromechanics Based Multiscale Modeling of the Inelastic Response and Failure of Complex Architecture Composites

Abstract Advanced composites are being widely used in aerospace applications due to their high stiffness, strength and energy absorption capabilities. However, the assurance of structural reliability is a critical issue because a damage event will compromise the integrity of composite structures and lead to ultimate failure. In this dissertation a novel homogenization based multiscale modeling framework using semi-analytical micromechanics is presented to simulate the response of textile composites. The novelty of this approach lies in the three scale homogenization/localization framework bridging between the constituent (micro), the fiber tow scale (meso), weave scale (macro), and the global response. The multiscale framework, named Multiscale Gene... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Liu, Kuang Chieh (Author) / Chattopadhyay, Aditi (Advisor) / Mignolet, Marc (Committee member) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Li, Jian (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanics / Materials Science / Aerospace Engineering / Ceramic Matrix / Composites / Micromechanics / Multiscale Modeling / Polymeric Matrix / Textile Composites
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 205 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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