Failure analysis of FML plates with cutouts: Experimental and finite element approaches

Saleh Yazdani, G. H. Rahimi


In this paper, the experimental and numerical failure analysis of Fiber Metal Laminates (FML) with dif-ferent types of cutouts, were investigated. Fiber metal laminates are types of materials which are consist of com-bination of metal sheets, especially aluminum ones, with fiber reinforced epoxy layers. At first, specimens were manufactured and elliptical and circular cutouts were cre-ated in them. Then subjected to in-plane tensional loading to carry out the behaviors, also, finite element analysis was carried out with ABAQUS commercial software. RIKS method was used in this analysis. Finally, experimental and finite element results were compared with results of elastic compensation method.



Failure analysis; Large deflection; Finite element analysis; FML plate

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