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dc.contributor.advisorGoyal, Vijay K.
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, César I.
dc.description.abstractIn this work, we focus our attention on initiation and progressive damage of isotropic and composite structures using Strain Invariant Failure Theory (SIFT) at the micro-level. The stress-based tools are very popular to study progressive damage, but these methods are challenged when using complex structures such as composites and/or structures experiencing high-strain. For such cases, stress-based solutions fail. Here, we further develop SIFT, a strain-base method, to address the problem of initiation and progressive damage of such structures. The biggest advantage is that the parameters used in SIFT do not change with coordinate axis. The method consists in predicting the “next” failure point or the “next” element failure using strain invariants. The methods and results show SIFT as an excellent alternative to multi-axially loading. We show that validity of our approach using finite element method against existing work.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is affiliated with the Center for Aerospace and Unmanned Systems Engineering, a Center of Excellence of UPRM.en_US
dc.subjectIsotropic Structuresen_US
dc.subjectComposites Structuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshFailure analysis (Engineering)en_US
dc.subject.lcshFibrous composites.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComposite materials.en_US
dc.titleMicro damage initiation and progression for isotropic and composites structure using strain invariant failure theoryen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) September 2015 César I. García and Vijay K. Goyalen_US
dc.contributor.committeeValentín, Ricky
dc.contributor.committeeSuárez, Luis
dc.contributor.representativeRíos, Karen Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen_US

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