Journal of Composites / 2014 / Article / Fig 9

Research Article

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

Figure 9

Cure simulation employing a mechanically symmetric RVE subjected to the autoclave temperature cycle (refer to Figure 8(b)): (a) contour plot of the simulated maximum principal stress within the RVE at the end of the cure cycle (at 24000s), and (b) the simulated evolution of maximum principal stress, at three locations (indicated in the legend) within the matrix.