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Coffee Talk - "Fatigue in Composites", by Joel Jurado

Monday, March 11th, 2019. Time: 15h.

Place: O.C. Zienkiewicz Conference Room, C1 Building, UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona


The purpose of the work done is to propose a numerical model for the analysis of the fatigue behaviour of marine structures made of composite laminates. In order to achieve it, two formulations are used to obtain the fatigue performance. The serial/parallel mixing theory [1] which is a constitutive law manager and a fatigue damage model [2].

Besides, a calibration methodology has been proposed to obtain the material parameters from the fibre and matrix, both static and fatigue characterization.

The formulation is applied on several types of laminates, as balanced angle ply laminates, comparing the numerical results with the experimental results, obtaining the failure mode and number of cycles to fail.


[1] F. Rastellini, S. Oller, O. Salomon, E. Oñate. “Composite materials non-linear modelling for long fibre reinforced laminates: continuum basis, computational aspects and validations”. Computer Structures, 86 (9), 2008, pp. 879-896.

[2] S. Oller, O. Salomon, E. Oñate. “A continuum mechanics models for mechanical fatigue analysis”. Composite Materials Science, Vol. 32, Issue 2, 2005, pp. 175-195.

Joel Jurado

Joel Jurado is MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering by the University of Coruña (UdC). At the present time he is a PhD Candidate on CIMNE and associate professor on the Nautical Faculty of Barcelona (FNB). His research field interests are the simulation of fatigue in composites, constitutive numerical models and composite marine structures.