Representative volume element homogenization of a composite material by using bond-based peridynamics

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Abstract

This study presents representative volume element (RVE) homogenization by using bondbased peridynamics. First, a method to perform RVE homogenisation analysis with bond-based peridynamic theory is demonstrated. Homogenized material properties of a unit-sized fibre reinforced composite cell with varying fibre volume fraction are predicted using the present method. Peridynamic results are compared against a finite element based RVE approach and a good agreement is observed between the two approaches.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • peridynamics
  • homogenisation
  • unit cell
  • composite material

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