Simulation of perforation and penetration in metal matrix composite materials using coupled viscoplastic damage model

Deliktas B., Voyiadjis G. Z., Palazotto A. N.

COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, vol.40, no.6, pp.434-442, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2009.04.019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.434-442
  • Keywords: Metal-matrix composites (MMCs), Impact behaviour, Damage mechanics, Finite element analysis (FEA), Perforation and Penetration, FRP LAMINATES STRUCK, CONSTITUTIVE MODEL, STRAIN RATES, ANISOTROPIC DAMAGE, 106 S-1, PROJECTILES, IMPACT, DEFORMATION, BEHAVIOR, PLATES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


In the first part of the two companion papers, theoretical formulation of the multiscale micromechanical constitutive model that couples the anisotropic damage mechanism with the viscoplastic deformation is presented. In the second part of these companion papers the numerical simulation of the computational aspects of the theory are elaborated. The perforation and penetration problem of metal matrix composites (MMCs) due to high impact loading is simulated. in this sense, the computational aspects of the developed theory are elaborated here. First. the verification of the developed model is performed through its numerical implementation in order to test the model predictions of the material characteristic tests. This encompasses uniaxial monotonic loading and unloading under different strain rates, uniaxial cyclic loading, and uniaxial loading and relaxation. The verified material routine of the developed model is then implemented in the explicit finite element code ABAQUS via the user defined subroutine VUMAT at each integration point in order to analyze the projectile impact and penetration into laminated composite plates. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.