Unilateral Contact, Friction and Adhesion: 3D Cracks in Composite Materials

Abstract : The model coupling adhesion, unilateral contact and friction, developed by M. Raous, L. Cangémi and M. Cocou, is extended here for studying propagating cracks in fiber-reinforced composites. The brittle fracture of the bulk materials (fiber and matrix) is described by a time-independent version of the model. In this case, jumps in the evolution of the solution may occur and a dynamic formulation has to be used. This is performed by adapting a dynamic formulation due to J.J. Moreau and M. Jean to this problem. Numerical simulations of 3D fracture of composite materials are then presented.
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Michel Raous, Yann Monerie. Unilateral Contact, Friction and Adhesion: 3D Cracks in Composite Materials. J.A.C. Martins and M.D.P. Monteiro Marques. Contact Mechanics, 103, Kluwer, pp.333-346, 2002, Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series, ⟨10.1007/978-94-017-1154-8_36⟩. ⟨hal-00166138⟩



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