Title: Ultimate in-plane strengths of two-dimensional tri-axial braided composites: experiments and numerical simulations

Authors: Jian Wu; Yanjie Rui; Wei Ye; Huiming Ning; Ning Hu

Addresses: College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China ' College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China ' College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China ' College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China ' College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

Abstract: The ultimate in-plane strengths of a carbon/glass fibre reinforced tri-axial braided composite are studied by experiments and numerical simulations. The ultimate tensile, compressible and shear strengths are tested. Employing Tsai-Wu failure criterion, a progressive failure analysis is performed in finite element analysis. Reasonable agreement between the experiments and numerical simulations indicates that present finite element model has a potential to predict the ultimate strengths of a two-dimensional tri-axial braided composite.

Keywords: tri-axial braided composites; in-plane strengths; finite element analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAUTOC.2019.10023689

International Journal of Automotive Composites, 2019 Vol.4 No.2, pp.87 - 95

Received: 02 Sep 2017
Accepted: 04 Feb 2018

Published online: 04 Sep 2019 *

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