Simulation of composite Puck damage in 3d continuum element in Abaqus (UMAT-VUMAT-USDFLD)
This training package focuses on the Puck failure/puck damage criterion in a simple 3d element example using helpful subroutines in Abaqus.
Introduction to Puck failure criterion
An interactive stress-based criterion for failure, Puck’s failure criterion (Puck and Schürmann 1998; Puck, Kopp, et al. 2001; Puck and Schürmann 2001) is appropriate for UD (unidirectional) composite lamina (plies). Puck damage is a kind of composite failure criterion that have some advantages and disadvantages.
The failure is brought on by normal and shear forces acting on the fracture plane at an angle to the material plane, according to the Mohr-Coulomb assumption that forms the basis of the Puck criterion. The Puck theory may anticipate two types of failure: fiber failure and inter-fiber failure. Puck’s description of the inter-fiber failure is essentially matrix cracking.
The inter-fiber failure criterion is based on the presumption that only stresses acting on the fracture plane can cause a fracture (Puck damage assumptions). The fracture plane can be angled between -90 and +90 degrees with regard to the material plane. By moving the three-dimensional stress tensor from the material coordinate system to the fracture plane using the common tensor transformations, the normal and shear stresses operating on this plane are determined.
The local characteristics are reduced in accordance with the failure type indicated by the failure criterion when the failure is expected by the failure criteria in a specific position of the composite component. Over the past few years, a wide range of degradation models has been put forth (Craddock 1982; Chang, Scott et al. 1984; Gamble, Pilling et al. 1995). According to Murray (1990), there are three basic categories into which degrading material models can be divided: instantaneous, gradual unloading, and constant stress. In this training package, we use instantaneous degradation.
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The use of three different subroutines (USDFLD, UMAT, and VUMAT) to prepare the 3D continuum puck damage initiation model is impressive. This approach can provide a more comprehensive understanding of the model and its behavior.
It’s important to note that the sudden failure of the model after damage initiation is a key aspect of this training package’s focus. This could be particularly useful for designers and engineers who are interested in simulating damage and failure in their models.
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