This study proposes a numerical method for analyzing and simulating the failure of unidirectional fiber-reinforced composites using the spring-element model (SEM). We compare the stress distribution calculated by this method with that of the 3D finite-element method (FEM). A Monte Carlo simulation is performed to simulate failures by this method. The computational efficiency is discussed in comparison to our previous SLM. Additionally, we demonstrate a hybrid (SEM/FEM) analysis to show the compatibility for the structural analysis. We found this method accurate and efficient for simulating and analyzing the failure process in the damaged composite.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites