Damage analysis of particulate polymer composites based structure by using micro-meso-macro finite element approach

Chak Yin Tang, Chi Pong Tsui, Da Zhu Chen, Petar S. Uskokovic, Jian Ping Fan, Xiao Lin Xie, Eric Wai Ming Lee

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A micro-meso-macro finite element approach has been developed for simulating the macro-scale damage coupled deformation in a particulate polymer composite (PPC) based structure under tension. A damage model for the PPC structure was developed to define the debonding damage behavior of the structure. The computational results determined in our previous studies by using finite element meso-cell modeling technique were used as the input parameters of the damage model and definition of the constitutive behavior of PPC. A user-defined subroutine VUMAT describing the damage-coupled constitutive behaviour of PPC for defining the material properties of the finite elements for the structure was then built and incorporated into the ABAQUS finite element code. A case example has been given to demonstrate the proposed approach. The macro-scale damage process in the simulated component was found to be reasonable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology II - Selected Papers from the 12th International Manufacturing Conference in China
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event12th International Manufacturing Conference in China, IMCC2006 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 21 Sep 200623 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference12th International Manufacturing Conference in China, IMCC2006


  • Debonding
  • Finite element
  • Micro-meso-macro approach
  • Particle
  • Polymer composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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