### Simulation of Mode I Interlaminar Damage of a GFRP Composite Using Cohesive Laws in the Framework of the Equivalent LEFM R-Curve and an Optimised Algorithm

### Abstract

This paper is focused on mode I delimitation of a unidirectional glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite. The aim is to propose an accurate and simple characterisation of three cohesive zone models (CZM)-bilinear, trilinear, and potential-from the measurement of the load-displacement curve during a double cantilever beam experimental test. For that, a framework based on the equivalent linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) R-curve is here proposed, which has never before been developed for a bilinear and a potential CZM. Besides, in order to validate this strategy, an optimisation algorithm for solving an inverse problem is also implemented. It is shown that the parameters' identification using the equivalent LEFM R-curve enables the same accuracy but reduces 72% the numerical efforts respect to a "blind fitting" (i.e., the optimisation algorithm). Therefore, even if optimisation techniques become popular at present due to their easy numerical implementation, strategies founded on physical models are still better solutions especially when evaluating the objective function is expensive as in mechanical problems.

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Título según WOS: | Simulation of Mode I Interlaminar Damage of a GFRP Composite Using Cohesive Laws in the Framework of the Equivalent LEFM R-Curve and an Optimised Algorithm |

Título de la Revista: | POLYMERS |

Volumen: | 13 |

Número: | 9 |

Editorial: | MDPI |

Fecha de publicación: | 2021 |

DOI: |
10.3390/polym13091482 |

Notas: | ISI |