Micromechanics of Failure: Multiscale Analysis of a Composite Structure
Application ID: 107951
In this example, the structural integrity of a cylinder made by a fiber composite is assessed both at the macroscale and at the microscale level. Along with macroscale analyses, structural composites need microscale stress and failure analyses to identify the critical constituents in laminate structures.
Analyses at both macro and micro scales, so-called multiscale analyses, offer an in-depth insight into the composite structure as well as its constituent's response and help to study the micromechanics of failure based on the global scale loading.
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