This paper presents a computational simulation approach for reliability analysis of composites in the presence of uncertainties in microscopic material properties. This computer-based methodology combines the state-of-the-art computational homogenization method with composite mechanics and probabilistic analysis to investigate structural reliability for designing sustainable composite structures. Stochastic structural responses are obtained by a stochastic multi-scale finite element method, which establishes the relationship between structural responses and microscopic random variables. The commonly used first-order reliability method and Monte Carlo simulation method are coupled with the multi-scale finite element method to conduct reliability analysis. Numerical studies are conducted to illustrate the procedure of multi-scale reliability analysis for composite structures and demonstrate the efficiency and correctness of the proposed approach.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||University of Liverpool|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 4 Nov 2015|
|Event||13th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW2015) - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK|
Duration: 4 Nov 2015 → …
|Workshop||13th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW2015)|
|Period||4/11/15 → …|
- Reliability analysis
- composite materials
- computational homogenization
- multiscale finite element.
Zhou, X-Y., Gosling, Ł., P. D., Ullah, Z., Kaczmarczyk, L., & Pearce, C. J. (Accepted/In press). Reliability analysis of laminated fibre reinforced composites using stochastic multi-scale finite element method. In Unknown Host Publication University of Liverpool. http://rpsonline.com.sg/rps2prod/ipw2015/html/034.xml