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A multiscale high-cycle fatigue-damage model for the stiffness degradation of fiber-reinforced materials based on a mixed variational framework

Magino, Nicola; Köbler, Jonathan; Andrä, Heiko; Welschinger, Fabian; Müller, Ralf; Schneider, Matti

Under fatigue-loading, short-fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials typically show a progressive degradation of the stiffness tensor. The stiffness degradation prior to failure is of primary interest from an engineering perspective, as it determines when fatigue cracks nucleate. Efficient modeling of this fatigue stage allows the engineer to monitor the fatigue-process prior to failure and design criteria which ensure a safe application of the component under investigation.

We propose a multiscale model for the stiffness degradation in thermoplastic materials based on resolving the fiber microstructure. For a start, we propose a specific fatigue-damage model for the matrix, and the degradation of the thermoplastic composite arises from a rigorous homogenization procedure. The fatigue-damage model for the matrix is rather special, as its convex nature precludes localization, permits a well-defined upscaling, and is thus well-adapted to model the phase of stable stiffness degradation under fatigue loading. We demonstrate the capabilities of the full-field model by comparing the predictions on fully resolved fiber microstructures to experimental data.
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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000139332
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Mechanik (ITM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0045-7825, 1879-2138
KITopen-ID: 1000139332
Erschienen in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Verlag Elsevier
Band 388
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 114198
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