Finite element modeling of short, randomized fiber composite material
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Master Thesis Project at ÅF Automotive R&D in Trollhättan - Finite element modeling of short, randomized fiber composite material
In theory, short randomized fiber composite materials are to be isotropic. However, physical testing shows that this is not always the case. Depending on the manufacturing process, complex geometries or other external factors the test results can differ greatly between the tensile-, flexural- and shear properties for the material. This makes it very difficult to model correctly in an FE-analysis which in turn gives incorrect results.
The task is to develop a constitutive model for short randomized fiber composite material in an FE-analysis.
Literature studies of FE analysis of short randomized fiber composite materials and element definitions. Perform physical testing of the material samples and compare test results to different material models in FE analysis.
Summarize the findings and create a document with guidelines regarding modeling of materials.
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