Modeling multiple damage mechanisms via a multi-fiber multi-layer representative volume element (M2RVE)

Ganesh Soni, Ramesh Singh, Mira Mitra, Wenyi Yan

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This paper is aimed at incorporating all possible micro-scale damage mechanisms, namely, fiber failure, matrix cracking, fiber-matrix debonding and delamination in multi-fiber multi-layer representative volume element (M2RVE) subjected to multi-axial loading. Different loading conditions have been selected to induce a particular or combined damage mechanism/s to study the damage evolution. The predicted constitutive material responses for tensile and in-plane shear loading by M2RVE are in reasonably good agreement with the experimental results. M2RVE then used for capturing all the microscale damage mechanisms even for complex multi-axial loading. The stress–strain responses have been effectively captured for different combinations of dominant damage mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number64
Number of pages14
JournalSadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2020


  • delamination
  • Fiber damage
  • fiber-matrix debonding
  • matrix damage
  • mixed loading condition
  • multi-fiber multi-layer representative volume element

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