Machining induced damage in orthogonal cutting of UD composites: FEA based assessment of Hashin and Puck criteria

F. Cepero-Mejias, V. A. Phadnis, J. L. Curiel-Sosa

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FE models offer a promising virtual alternative to study machining responses of composites, thereby allowing an informed selection of favorable cutting parameters. Appropriate mathematical schemes are needed to predict damage initiation in fibrous composites; Hashin and Puck failure criteria are the most commonly used for this purpose. This work focusses on the assessment of these criteria to predict ply-level damage in orthogonal cutting of unidirectional composites. A novel algorithm accounting for strain-softening after damage initiation is also proposed. Efficacy of the developed FE model is shown by simulating effects of the cutter tool on the damage of underlying workpiece.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th CIRP Conference on Modelling of Machining Operations, CIRP CMMO - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
First author would like to acknowlegde to Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for their effective financial and technical support in the development of this work (EP/L016257/1).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of The 17th CIRP Conference on Modelling of Machining Operations


  • Composite
  • Damage
  • Finite element
  • Hashin failure criteria
  • Orthogonal cutting
  • Puck failure criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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