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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 24
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper VII.6

Finite Element Model for Structures with Thin Fibre Reinforced Layers

J. Jagusch, N. Gebbeken, M. Kaliske and H. Rothert

Institut für Statik, Universität Hannover, Germany

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J. Jagusch, N. Gebbeken, M. Kaliske, H. Rothert, "Finite Element Model for Structures with Thin Fibre Reinforced Layers", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Non-Linear Finite Element Methods", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 229-236, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.24.7.6
A finite element model is proposed for the representation of fibre reinforced materials. This model couples membrane elements and continuum elements. The membrane elements are utilized for fibre reinforced layers, while continuum elements are applied to the intermediate matrix layers. This model allows a correct representation of the strain and stress states for the regarded class of composites. Nonlinear material properties are incorporated.

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