AMADE’s research pursues the industry-oriented development of material constitutive models for the reliable simulation of composite materials, bonded joints and, in general, non-linear anisotropic materials. We offer the following services:
Cohesive zone models allow the modeling of damage at predefined interfaces. They accurately reproduce the fracture process zone and can account for both damage initiation and propagation. The main features of AMADE’s cohesive zone model are:
Simulation of stiffeners debonding on an impacted composite stiffened panel
The material models developed in AMADE rely on physically measurable material properties that can be obtained in our test lab, mostly by means of standardized tests.
Some guidelines on the required material properties and how to measure them are given: