A SIMPLE ABAQUS PHASE FIELD IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRANSVERSE CRACKING IN COMPOSITE LAMINATES
Sindhu Bushpalli ShivareddyDogwood B
In the recent years, phase-field approach has gained remarkable attention in the field of Fracture Mechanics and has offered solutions to numerous problems involving crack onset and propagation. In the present paper, a Abaqus implementation of the phase-field approach using only a user material subroutine is extended to study intralaminar damage in CFRP composites. To this end, the capability of modeling orthotropic elastic behavior, transverse cracks and residual stresses has been introduced in the formulation. To validate the implementation, mechanical models with three different configurations were considered and Numerical results were compared with the analytical solution of benchmark problems.