Journal of Composites / 2014 / Article / Fig 11

Research Article

Multiscale Modeling of Residual Stress Development in Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Unidirectional Thick Thermoset Composites

Figure 11

Cure simulations with a RVE subjected to the part-level temperature transients as well as displacements calculated from part-level strains (refer to Figure 8(c)): (a–c) comparison of the simulated evolution of maximum principal stresses at three locations within the matrix with that simulated using a mechanically symmetric RVE subjected to the autoclave temperature cycle; and (d) contour plot of the simulated maximum principal stress within the RVE at the end of the cure cycle (at 24000s).