Coupled thermo-fluid-mechanical peridynamic model for analysing composite under fire scenarios

Yan Gao, Selda Oterkus

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This study presents a coupled thermo-fluid-mechanical peridynamic model to predict composite responses under fire scenarios. Three-layer laminated composite is modelled by using ordinary state-based thermo-mechanical peridynamics. Both the mechanical deformation and the heat conduction are simulated by considering thermal degradation properties of composites. The fire is simulated as a heat-conducting fluid by using a thermo-fluid model based on the peridynamic differential operator. The ISO temperature-time curve is utilized to present the fire-induced high temperature. The composite damages due to direct contact with fire and due to hot gas induced by fire are investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number113006
JournalComposite Structures
Early online date24 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • composites
  • fire
  • fluid
  • thermal fluid-structure coupling
  • peridynamic
  • peridynamic differential operator


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