Simulating Effects of Defects and Damage in Composite Structures
What is a structure's residual strength in the presence of damage or defects?How does this change with varying location, failure mode, or degree of damage?
'In a recent webinar, Firehole demonstrated how Helius:MCT multiscale progressive failure analysis can effectively simulate the effects of common defects or damages found in composite structures. This brief 30-minute webinar highlights capabilities for:
- Understanding how the location of a disbond can affect the response of a "stringer run out"
- Simulating Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID) in a skin-stringer structure
- Determining the residual strength of composites with visible damage (VID)
Browse other works referenced in this webinar:
AIAA Paper: Residual strength evaluation of typical aircraft composite structures with a large notch
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