Delamination analysis of holed composite laminates using interface elements

H. Hosseini-Toudeshky, M. Jalalvand, B. Mohammadi

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In this paper interface element with de-cohesive constitutive law is used to predict the failure load of laminates containing a central hole in which delamination is the dominant failure mode of them. For this purpose, the initiation and propagation of inter- laminar crack are modeled using our in hose FEM code. It is shown that at a certain load step, the interface elements between the two layers of -45° and 0° fail abruptly. It is also shown that the predicted failure stresses of laminates with various thicknesses are in an acceptable agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia Engineering
Issue number1
Early online date21 Jul 2009
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2009


  • composite
  • delamination
  • hole
  • interface element
  • laminate

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