Comparison of Test Methods to Determine Failure Parameters for MAT162 Calibration

Matthew Molitor, Brian Justusson, Jenna Pang, Mostafa Rassaian
2018 2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference   unpublished
MAT162, a laminated composite failure material model developed by The Material Sciences Corporation for the commercial finite element software LS-Dyna, is widely used within the aerospace industry to predict damage events under a range of dynamic conditions. The material model involves numerous inputs consisting of both physical material properties and numerical calibration parameters. Due to the large number material card inputs, often there is a lack of uniqueness to MAT162 material cards
more » ... material cards that limits the predictive capability to only the directly calibrated space. To expand this space, MAT162 requires a prudent and robust calibration process in which significant parameters are calibrated to high confidence damage events observed in experiment. Critical to this success is fully defining the material properties correctly, namely the fiber crush (SFC) and fiber shear (SFS) values, prior to calibrating the numerical parameters. In this paper, the effect of the determination of SFS and SFC on subsequent calibration steps is examined using two different experimental techniques.
doi:10.2514/6.2018-1701 fatcat:eeo5cduqvrbibis5hqk7qngtnu