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A rate-dependent non-orthogonal constitutive model for describing shear behaviour of woven reinforced thermoplastic composites Part A Applied science and manufacturing
- Machado, Martín, Fischlschweiger, Michael, Major, Zoltan
- Composites 2016 v.80 pp. 194-203
- composite materials, model validation, models, temperature, thermoplastics
- A rate dependent constitutive model for woven reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites at forming temperatures is proposed in this work. The model is formulated using a stress objective derivative based on the fibre rotation. Nonlinear shear behaviour is modelled as a polynomial function and the rate dependence is described using a Cowper–Symonds overstress law formulated in terms of shear angle rate. The model parameters are determined by means of bias extension tests. The applicability of the material model is validated through a forming experiment.