Prediction of Failure in Ceramic Matrix Composites Using Damage-Based Failure Criterion

Neraj Jain, Dietmar Koch
2020 Journal of Composites Science  
This paper presents a damage-based failure criterion and its implementation in order to predict failure in ceramic matrix composites (CMC) manufactured via filament winding. The material behavior of CMCs is anisotropic and strongly depends on the angle between fiber orientation and loading direction. The inelastic behavior of laminates with different fiber orientations under tension and shear is modeled with the help of continuum damage mechanics. The parameters required for the damage model
more » ... the damage model are obtained from a standard tensile and shear test. An isotropic damage law determines the evolution of damage in thermodynamic space and considers the interaction of damage parameters in different principal material directions. A quadratic damage-based failure criterion inspired by the Tsai-Wu failure criterion is proposed. Failure stress and strain can be predicted with higher accuracy compared to the Tsai-Wu failure criterion in stress- or strain-space. The use of the proposed damage limits allows designing a CMC component based on the microstructural phenomenon of stiffness loss. With the help of results obtained from modeling and experiments, fracture mechanics during the Iosipescu-shear test of CMCs and its capability to determine the shear strength of the material is discussed.
doi:10.3390/jcs4040183 fatcat:bgh72cmfk5glrpjq374ijgzv3e