01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Engineering and technology
- Design theories and methods
- Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
- Composites and hybrid materials
composites finite elements solid shell
In this project, a new type of "stacked" solid-like shell elements is developed. By imposing the continuity of interlaminar stresses and the larger aspect ratios than with volumic elements, the damage initiation and propagation in large composite structures shall be simulated in a more efficient and accurate manner.