Analysis and Optimization of the progressive damage in fiber-reinforced materials

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A Ph.D. Study. The cumulative damage and failure of composite materials is modelled by a continuum damage mechanics approach. The sensitivities of the nonlinear and transient system are determined analytically and used in the subsequent optimization problem of finding the optimal fiber-orientation, ply-thicknesses and stacking sequence yielding the strongest lay-up design of the laminate for a given load-situation.
Effective start/end date01/09/199431/01/1997