Tutorial 66: How to Model Progressive Damage on Composite Plate

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The progressive damage plot object can display progressive damage results. The overall damage status can be displayed indicating whether no damage, some damage, or complete damage has occurred. The damage variables give an indication of how much the stiffness has reduced for fiber and matrix in tension or compression. The damage variable scale goes from 0 (no damage, 0% stiffness reduction) to the maximum stiffness reduction specified. The highest reduction possible is 1 (complete damage, 100% stiffness reduction


Defining the engineering properties
Defining the damage initiation and damage variable
Setup composite lay-up in ACP (Pre)
Apply boundary conditions, loads and solve the model
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