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dc.contributor.authorBerton, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHaldar, Sandip
dc.contributor.authorMontesano, John
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Chandra Veer 17:04:48 (GMT) 17:04:48 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractMany composite structures are required to sustain severe thermo-mechanical loads over extended periods of time, during which viscoelastic and viscoplastic behavior can cause the progression of micro-damage. In this paper, a new computational multi-scale model that couples micro-damage mechanics with Schapery’s theory of viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity has been developed to predict time-dependent damage evolution in laminates under constant biaxial loading. After validation with experimental data, the new model capabilities are showcased by predicting damage evolution in two distinct laminates under different axial and transverse loads over time. It is found that damage evolution in both laminates is highly sensitive to the biaxial loading levels, and that crack multiplication in each ply is dependent on stacking sequence and ply orientation. The developed multi-scale model may be a suitable design tool for composite structures required to endure long-term loads in demanding environments.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, NSERC Automotive Partnership Canada (APC), Ford Motor Company of Canada and the University of Toronto for funding in support of this work.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectglass fibresen
dc.subjectdamage mechanicsen
dc.subjectcomputational modellingen
dc.subjectfinite element analysisen
dc.titleTime-dependent damage analysis for viscoelastic-viscoplastic structural laminates under biaxial loadingen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBerton, T., Haldar, S., Montesano, J., Singh, C.V., Time-dependent damage analysis for viscoelastic-viscoplastic structural laminates under biaxial loading, Composite Structures (2018), doi:
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

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