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Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using Abaqus (TM)

Ever J. Barbero (West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA)



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CRC Press Inc
05 June 2013
Developed from the author's graduate-level course on advanced mechanics of composite materials, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials with Abaqus (TM) shows how powerful finite element tools address practical problems in the structural analysis of composites. Unlike other texts, this one takes the theory to a hands-on level by actually solving problems. It explains the concepts involved in the detailed analysis of composites, the mechanics needed to translate those concepts into a mathematical representation of the physical reality, and the solution of the resulting boundary value problems using the commercial finite element analysis software Abaqus.

The first seven chapters provide material ideal for a one-semester course. Along with offering an introduction to finite element analysis for readers without prior knowledge of the finite element method (FEM), these chapters cover the elasticity and strength of laminates, buckling analysis, free edge stresses, computational micromechanics, and viscoelastic models and composites. Emphasizing hereditary phenomena, the book goes on to discuss continuum and discrete damage mechanics as well as delaminations.

More than 50 fully developed examples are interspersed with the theory, more than 75 exercises are included at the end of each chapter, and more than 50 separate pieces of Abaqus pseudocode illustrate the solution of example problems. The author's website offers the relevant Abaqus and MATLAB (R) model files available for download, enabling readers to easily reproduce the examples and complete the exercises. The text also shows readers how to extend the capabilities of Abaqus via user subroutines and Python scripting.
By:   Ever J. Barbero (West Virginia University Morgantown USA)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   998g
ISBN:   9781466516618
ISBN 10:   1466516615
Series:   Composite Materials
Pages:   444
Publication Date:   05 June 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Replaced By:   9780367621452
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Mechanics of Orthotropic Materials Lamina Coordinate System Displacements Strain Stress Contracted Notation Equilibrium and Virtual Work Boundary Conditions Continuity Conditions Compatibility Coordinate Transformations Transformation of Constitutive Equations 3D Constitutive Equations Engineering Constants From 3D to Plane Stress Equations Apparent Laminate Properties Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Basic FEM Procedure General Finite Element Procedure Solid Modeling, Analysis, and Visualization Elasticity and Strength of Laminates Kinematic of Shells Finite Element Analysis of Laminates Failure Criteria Predefined Fields Buckling Eigenvalue Buckling Analysis Continuation Methods Free Edge Stresses Poisson's Mismatch Coefficient of Mutual Influence Computational Micromechanics Analytical Homogenization Numerical Homogenization Local-Global Analysis Laminated RVE Viscoelasticity Viscoelastic Models Boltzmann Superposition Correspondence Principle Frequency Domain Spectrum Representation Micromechanics of Viscoelastic Composites Macromechanics of Viscoelastic Composites FEA of Viscoelastic Composites Continuum Damage Mechanics One-Dimensional Damage Mechanics Multidimensional Damage and Effective Spaces Thermodynamics Formulation Kinetic Law in Three-Dimensional Space Damage and Plasticity Discrete Damage Mechanics Overview Approximations Lamina Constitutive Equation Displacement Field Degraded Laminate Stiffness and CTE Degraded Lamina Stiffness Fracture Energy Solution Algorithm Delaminations Cohesive Zone Method Virtual Crack Closure Technique Appendix A: Tensor Algebra Appendix B: Second-Order Diagonal Damage Models Appendix C: Software Used Index Problems appear at the end of each chapter.

Reviews for Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using Abaqus (TM)

In my opinion, the book is very well written; it is easy to follow and includes topics that students, engineers, and researchers from different fields can find very interesting and useful. The examples are very well detailed and provide valuable guidance on how to implement and understand theoretical solutions when translated into finite element models of composite materials and structures. Overall, this is a great book if the reader is looking for a comprehensive treatment of composite materials covering detailed theoretical background followed by implementation of the concepts into practical problems using a powerful modeling tool such as Abaqus. -Eduardo M. Sosa, West Virginia University The book is essential for any academic in the area of solid mechanics. I use this book with my students, as the subject and the materials are very clear and finite element codes in the book help their work progress and make my guidance more productive. It has both theory and applications using the finite element method. This book is also essential for composite engineers as a quick reference of topics that can be of use in their field. -Gasser Abdelal, Queen's University Belfast This book by Prof. Barbero does an excellent job introducing the fundamentals of mechanics of composite materials and the finite element method in a concise way. Some of the most common problems that the practicing engineer has to face when designing with composites using finite element analysis are covered in detail. The later chapters in the book will be of great interest to the engineers and researchers interested in modeling the failure and post-failure behavior of composite structures. The structure of the book is easy to follow as every chapter starts with an introduction and then the theory and examples are thoroughly developed. Lastly, exercises are included at the end of each chapter. A very complete and useful list of references is used and cited throughout the book. The use of Abaqus is well documented with step-by-step instructions, screen shots showing the menus, and Python scripts. This book will be a valuable asset for any reader dealing with modeling of composite structures using the finite element method. -Joaquin Gutierrez, Blade Dynamics LLLP

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