Post-fatigue life prediction of glare subjected to low-velocity impact

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


In this study, at first, the dynamic progressive failure of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced aluminum laminates (GLARE) under low-energy impact with intra laminar damage models implementing strain-based damage evolution laws, Puck failure criteria using ABAQUS-VUMAT,were modeled. For interface delamination, bilinear cohesive model; and for aluminum layers the Johnson-Cook model was implemented;and the fatigue life of the fiber metal laminates of GLARE subjected to impact was obtained; and the numerical and experimental results of the model were compared with each other. With regard to the very good match betweenthe numerical and experimental results, the results of the finite element model were generalized and expanded, and with the use of the multilayer neural network, the numerical model was extracted and then, by applying the meta-innovative algorithm, the maximum fatigue life of GLARE was determined atthe highest level with very low-velocity impact,and the best configuration of three-layer GLARE was selected.The findings indicated that the best configuration of hybrid composite GLARE based on conventional commercial laminates that can tolerate low-velocity impacts with 18J impact energy and a 349MPa fatigue load with a frequency of 10Hz was [Al/0-90-90-0/Al/0-90-0/Al/0-90-90-0/Al] with 13016 cycle lifetime.


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