TC4 - Lecture 12

Modelling of fracture

Summary

The lecture will summarise the common methods used to model fracture in composite materials. It will explore the use of cohesive zone modelling to simulate interfaces, and how to obtain the essential parameters to define the traction separation law (cohesive law). Finally, an example of application will be presented.

Lecturer

Jordi Renart

AMADE, Universitat de Girona, Campus Montilivi s/n. PII, E-17071 Girona, Spain. jordi.renart@udg.edu