TOWARDS VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF MODELING DYNEEMA USING THE EMBEDDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Valerie Martin, Thomas Hannah, Stephen Ellis, Reuben Kraft

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Abstract

In this research, the embedded element method is investigated as a method for creating a finite element model for fiber reinforced composites. Bundles of polyethylene fibers are represented by truss elements and embedded in a continuum element matrix material by tying the displacement of the two meshes together. This type of mesh can be created more quickly than layered models while still maintaining directional layers than can capture the indirect tension mechanism that is important to compression failure[1-4]. Here, we show that by varying the number of fibers represented by a single truss element, the size of the finite element model can be scaled up or down for macro or micro scale modeling without changing the material properties or modeling method being used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids; Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging; Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis; Research Posters
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791886717
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2022 - Columbus, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2022Nov 3 2022

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period10/30/2211/3/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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