Peridynamics for predicting damage and its growth in composites

Y. Hu, E. Madenci, N. Phan

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This study concerns progressive damage analysis of composite laminates by using peridynamics. It is not limited to any fibre orientation and laminate layup. Its validity is established by comparing against the recent data generated by the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Tech Scout Project. The model simulations predict the stiffness, strength and damage progression in each ply for three different laminate layups with a circular hole under tensile/compressive loading. These predictions compare well with the experimental observations and measurements for each laminate layup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1214-1226
Number of pages13
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • composites
  • peridynamics
  • progressive damage
  • strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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