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See detailSimulations of composite laminates inter and intra-laminar failure using on a non-local mean-field damage-enhanced multi-scale method
Wu, Ling ULg; Adam, Laurent; Bidaine, Benoît et al

Conference (2016, September 07)

The failure of carbon fiber reinforced composite laminates is studied using a multiscale method. A non-local mean-field homogenization (MFH) method accounting for the damage evolution of the matrix phase ... [more ▼]

The failure of carbon fiber reinforced composite laminates is studied using a multiscale method. A non-local mean-field homogenization (MFH) method accounting for the damage evolution of the matrix phase of the composite material [1] is considered in each ply in order to capture the intra-laminar failure. In that formulation, an incremental-secant MFH approach is used to account for the elastic unloading of the fibers during the strain softening of the matrix. In order to avoid the strain/damage localization caused by the matrix material softening, the damage enhanced MFH was formulated in an implicit non-local way [2]. Accurate predictions of the composite softening behavior and of the different phases response is then achieved. The delamination process is modeled by recourse to a hybrid discontinuous Galerkin (DG)/ extrinsic cohesive law approach. An open-hole composite laminate with a quasi-isotropic sequence ([90/45/-45/90/0]S) is then studied experimentally and using the multiscale method [3]. The numerical model is found to predict the damage bands along the fiber directions in agreement with the experimental samples inspected by X-ray computed tomography (XCT). Moreover, the predicted delamination pattern is found to match the experimental observations. Finally, with a view to stochastic analysis, the effect of the volume fraction and orientation variations on the failure is studied by defining them as random variables. REFERENCES [1] L. Wu, L. Noels, L. Adam, I. Doghri, An implicit-gradient-enhanced incremental-secant mean- field homogenization scheme for elasto-plastic composites with damage, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50, 3843-3860, 2013. [2] R. Peerlings, R. de Borst, W. Brekelmans, S. Ayyapureddi, Gradient-enhanced damage for quasi-brittle materials. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 39, 3391-3403, 1996. [3] L. Wu, F. Sket, J.M. Molina-Aldareguia, A. Makradi, L. Adam, I. Doghri, L. Noels, A study of composite laminates failure using an anisotropic gradient-enhanced damage mean-field homogenization model, Composite Structures, 126, 246–264, 2015. [less ▲]

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See detailMonitoring the ionospheric activity using GNSS. From dual frequency GPS to multi-constellation multi-frequency GNSS
Warnant, René ULg; Bidaine, Benoît; Lonchay, Matthieu ULg et al

Scientific conference (2012, June 20)

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See detailTEC reconstruction using dual frequency modernized GPS (L1/L5) and GALILEO (E1/E5A) measurements
Warnant, René ULg; Lonchay, Matthieu ULg; Spits, Justine et al

Conference (2010, June)

GPS dual frequency L1/L2 measurements have been used for many years to reconstruct the ionosphere Total Electron Content and to detect small-scale irregular structures in the ionospheric plasma. TEC is ... [more ▼]

GPS dual frequency L1/L2 measurements have been used for many years to reconstruct the ionosphere Total Electron Content and to detect small-scale irregular structures in the ionospheric plasma. TEC is usually computed by forming the geometry-free combination of L1/L2 phase measurements. Most of the existing techniques use the geometry-free combination of code measurements to solve the non-integer geometry-free ambiguity. This methodology requires the computation of satellite and receiver hardware biases. In addition, the quality of the ambiguity resolution process strongly depends on code multipath. New signals from Galileo and from modernized GPS offer new opportunities for TEC reconstruction. First attempts to compute TEC using triple frequency measurements from modernized GPS (L1/L2/L5) and from Galileo (E1, E5a, E5b) give very promising results but, at the present time, only a few triple frequency GPS/Galileo receivers are available. The University of Liege has purchased two Septentrio PolaRx3G receivers which allow tracking GPS L1/L5 and Galileo E1/E5a signals. These receivers have been installed at the Geophysical Observatory of Dourbes (50.1°N, 4.6° E) and are continuously tracking all GPS and Galileo satellites in view (including GPS SVN49/PRN01, Giove A and Giove B) since November 2009. The paper analyzes the added value of L1/L5 and E1/E5a geometry free combinations and of the new GPS and Galileo signals for TEC reconstruction. It discusses the influence of multipath and of SVN49/PRN1, Giove A and Giove B hardware biases. [less ▲]

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