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Abaqus-umat Program Example

Abaqus-umat Program Example

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 ABAQUS IMPLEMENTATION OF CREEP FAILUREIN POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH TRANSVERSE ISOTROP
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 A ThesisPresented toThe Graduate Faculty of The University of AkronIn Partial Fulfillmentof the Requirements for the DegreeMaster of ScienceFengxia OuyangDecember, 2005
 
ii ABAQUS IMPLEMENTATION OF CREEP FAILUREIN POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH TRANSVERSE ISOTROPYFengxia OuyangThesisApproved: Accepted________________________________ _______________________________Advisor Dean of the CollegeWieslaw Binienda George K. Haritos________________________________ ______________________________Faculty Reader Dean of the Graduate SchoolPizhong Qiao George R. Newkome________________________________ ______________________________Department of Chair DateWieslaw Binienda
 
 iii ABSTRACTPolymer Matrix Composites (PMC) are increasingly favored in structuralapplications for their light weight and durability. However, the numerical modeling of these materials poses several challenges. This is primarily due to the highly anisotropicnature of the creep exhibited by these materials above the glass transition temperature.Also, the damage and failure of the material is of particular interest to designers usingthe PMCs. Recently, a sustained effort has been to provide the designer with largecomputer codes containing comprehensive constitutive equations, often equipped withlarge number of internal variables and with the most general mathematical forms, foruse in structural design analysis. Although elegant and useful, such constitutive laws areoften expensive in implementation. Specially for early stages of the design, a quickerway of estimating complicated PMC behavior is needed. In this work, the constitutivematerial law by Robinson and Binienda (2001) [1,2] is utilized for such an approach.The model is successful in describing polymer matrix composite (PMC) materialshaving long or continuous reinforcement fibers embedded in a polymer matrix.Although the material law includes a single scalar parameter to describe the damage, itretains the essential material behavior.The material law is implemented computationally as a user defined subroutine(UMAT) in a commercially available FEA code (ABAQUS). The material parameters

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