Journal of
Mechanical Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Mech. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2383
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 112

Table of Content: April 2016; 8(1)

April 2016

Application of augmented finite element and cohesive zone modelling to predict damage evolution in metal matrix composites and aircraft coatings

This paper reports on the application of a special purpose finite element analysis tool that combines augmented finite element methodologies (AFEM) and cohesive zone model (CZM) methods to simulate initiation and propagation of both cohesive and adhesive cracks. The constitutive behaviour of an aluminium/silicon carbide metal matrix composite was predicted and compared with experimental data as an example of a material...

Author(s): Bing Han, Martin Veidt, Johannes Reiner and Matthew Dargusch