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Title: Fatigue behavior analysis and multi-scale modelling of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composites under tension-tension loading condition

Abstract

Here, the fatigue damage behavior of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composite has been experimentally and numerically investigated. A large scatter is exhibited in the S-N diagram due to the random distribution of carbon fiber chips, and therefore a new analysis procedure is proposed to link the local microstructure to the fatigue behavior of the bulk material. Interrupted fatigue tests are also performed so that microstructure characterization can be conducted on the tested samples to analyze the crack initiation and propagation. Inspired from the experimental findings, a multi-scale progressive damage fatigue model is proposed to predict the fatigue behavior. The model incorporates a new stochastic chip-packing algorithm for microstructure reconstruction along with continuum damage models into the representative volume element (RVE) model in ABAQUS/Explicit. Finally, the simulation results based on the proposed model are in good agreement with the experimental data in terms of cracking modes and predicted life.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [5];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [4]
  1. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
  2. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  3. Chongqing University (China)
  4. Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (United States)
  5. University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1504748
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0006867
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Composite Structures
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 215; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0263-8223
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composite; Tension-tension fatigue behavior; Crack initiation and propagation; Multi-scale fatigue model

Citation Formats

Tang, Haibin, Zhou, Guowei, Chen, Zhangxing, Huang, Li, Avery, Katherine, Li, Yang, Liu, Haolong, Guo, Haiding, Kang, Hongtae, Zeng, Danielle, Engler-Pinto, Carlos, and Su, Xuming. Fatigue behavior analysis and multi-scale modelling of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composites under tension-tension loading condition. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.041.
Tang, Haibin, Zhou, Guowei, Chen, Zhangxing, Huang, Li, Avery, Katherine, Li, Yang, Liu, Haolong, Guo, Haiding, Kang, Hongtae, Zeng, Danielle, Engler-Pinto, Carlos, & Su, Xuming. Fatigue behavior analysis and multi-scale modelling of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composites under tension-tension loading condition. United States. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.041.
Tang, Haibin, Zhou, Guowei, Chen, Zhangxing, Huang, Li, Avery, Katherine, Li, Yang, Liu, Haolong, Guo, Haiding, Kang, Hongtae, Zeng, Danielle, Engler-Pinto, Carlos, and Su, Xuming. Mon . "Fatigue behavior analysis and multi-scale modelling of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composites under tension-tension loading condition". United States. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.041.
@article{osti_1504748,
title = {Fatigue behavior analysis and multi-scale modelling of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composites under tension-tension loading condition},
author = {Tang, Haibin and Zhou, Guowei and Chen, Zhangxing and Huang, Li and Avery, Katherine and Li, Yang and Liu, Haolong and Guo, Haiding and Kang, Hongtae and Zeng, Danielle and Engler-Pinto, Carlos and Su, Xuming},
abstractNote = {Here, the fatigue damage behavior of chopped carbon fiber chip-reinforced composite has been experimentally and numerically investigated. A large scatter is exhibited in the S-N diagram due to the random distribution of carbon fiber chips, and therefore a new analysis procedure is proposed to link the local microstructure to the fatigue behavior of the bulk material. Interrupted fatigue tests are also performed so that microstructure characterization can be conducted on the tested samples to analyze the crack initiation and propagation. Inspired from the experimental findings, a multi-scale progressive damage fatigue model is proposed to predict the fatigue behavior. The model incorporates a new stochastic chip-packing algorithm for microstructure reconstruction along with continuum damage models into the representative volume element (RVE) model in ABAQUS/Explicit. Finally, the simulation results based on the proposed model are in good agreement with the experimental data in terms of cracking modes and predicted life.},
doi = {10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.041},
journal = {Composite Structures},
number = C,
volume = 215,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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