FiBreMoD in the European Researchers Night
Last week our researchers Fabio, Luca and Francisco were at exposing our project at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ organized event: European Researchers Night.
Instructions for the second international benchmarking exercise on longitudinal tensile failure are now available!
Several models for predicting the tensile response of unidirectional composites are available in the literature. Each of these models is based on a unique set of assumptions, and formulations vary significantly across the different models. The idea of this exercise is to compare the predictions of different models, not only with each other but also with experimental data. This comparison will focus on the tensile strength and accumulation of fibre damage in unidirectional composites.
A small error in the instructions for the benchmarking exercise
We noticed a small mistake in the instructions for the benchmarking exercise: in sections 4.1 and 4.2, we had mentioned the cluster criterion as a number of times the fibre diameter, but this was actually supposed to be a number of times the fibre radius.