A meso-scale finite element model for environmental stress corrosion of GFRP

Khennane, Amar and Melchers, Robert E. (2005) A meso-scale finite element model for environmental stress corrosion of GFRP. In: 4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2005): Advances in Applied Mechanics, 16-18 Feb 2005, Melbourne, Australia.


A stress corrosion model of a glass fibre is used within the framework of the finite element theory to predict the life of a unidirectional composite. The approach proposed here seeks to construct plausible models of comparative behaviour such that data and experience gained from short-term durability tests can be extrapolated and used to predict long-term behaviour. It is based on numerical simulation. Its significance comes from the fact that it makes use of the finite element method at the microstructural level. The finite element can capture reasonably well all aspects of damage mechanisms taking place in the microstructure.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Publisher does not formally support archiving. Also available in published form as part of Advances in Applied Mechanics, pp. 573-578, published by Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia, Salem, USA in 2005. ISBN 1876855231.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 03:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass fibre reinforced plastics; short and long terms micro-mechanical strength; polymers; composite materials; finite element modelling
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/709

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