Title: Modelling of fatigue damage evolution in composite multilayered cylindrical shells

Authors: Aleksander Muc; Agnieszka Bondyra; Stanisław Miarka

Addresses: Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Kraków, Poland ' Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Kraków, Poland ' Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Kraków, Poland

Abstract: This work presents modelling and numerical analysis of shells with axisymmetric or embedded elliptic delaminations. Numerical studies are conducted including cyclic buckling, contact problems in the post-buckling range and optimisation problems associated with searching from the minimum of the crack growth per one cycle. Finally, the fatigue life is estimated with the use of the fuzzy set approach.

Keywords: cyclic buckling; delamination; optimisation; post-buckling; modelling; fatigue damage; composite shells; composites; multilayered cylindrical shells; fuzzy sets; fuzzy logic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAUTOC.2016.078109

International Journal of Automotive Composites, 2016 Vol.2 No.1, pp.60 - 74

Received: 02 Jul 2015
Accepted: 11 Mar 2016

Published online: 02 Aug 2016 *

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