A novel approach able to predict debonding or fracture phenomena in multilayered composite beams is proposed. The structural model is based on the first-order shear deformable laminated beam theory and moving mesh strategy developed in the framework of Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation. The former is utilized to evaluate fracture parameters by using a multilayer approach, in which a low number of interface elements are introduced along the thickness, whereas the latter is utilized to reproduce crack tip motion due to the crack extension produced by moving boundaries. The model is able to avoid computational complexities introduced by an explicit crack representation in bi-dimensional structures, in which typically high computational efforts are expected for handling moving boundaries. To this aim, a moving mesh strategy is proposed for the first time in the context of beam modeling based on a multilayered configuration. Such an approach, essentially based on ALE formulation, is able to reproduce interfacial crack paths by using a low number of computational elements. The numerical method is proposed in the framework of the finite element formulation for a quasi-static or dynamic evolution of the crack tip front. In order to investigate the accuracy and to validate the proposed methodology, comparisons with experimental data and existing formulations available from the literature are developed. Moreover, a parametric study in the framework of dynamic fracture is developed to investigate the capability of the proposed model to reproduce more complex loading cases.
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|Titolo:||A novel approach based on ALE and Fracture Mechanics for multilayered composite beams|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|