Journal of Composites / 2014 / Article / Fig 8

Research Article

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

Figure 8

(a) The RVE geometry. Three scenarios for RVE thermomechanical boundary conditions: (b) a mechanically symmetric RVE subjected to the autoclave temperature cycle; (c) a mechanically symmetric RVE subjected to the part-level core temperature transients; and (d) a RVE subjected to the part-level temperature transients as well as displacements calculated from part-level strains. The numbers within braces indicate the - coordinates in microns of the points where the maximum principal stress transients are recorded during the simulations.
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