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Failure behaviour of textile reinforced thermoplastic composites made of hybrid yarns - II: Experimental and numerical studies
W. Hufenbach, M. Gude, M. Thieme, R. Böhm

Last modified: 2013-05-03


developed in part I of this study is validated by experimental and numerical methods.
A clear identification of the particular damage entities in combination with a
determination of the corresponding stress-strain-curves is an essential condition for the
model validation. Different experimental approaches for that purpose are presented in this
paper. The generated experimental data is used to determine the uncertain stiffness and
strength properties for woven and weft knitted thermoplastic composites. The results are
additionally used to perform numerical studies with respect to failure probability and
damage propagation.

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