CZAPLIŃSKI Tomasz, MACIEJEWSKI Łukasz, ZIĘTEK Grażyna:
Modelling of High Pressure Composite Vessels,
10th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Lisbon (Portugal), 2-4.09.2015.
The high pressure composite vessels are made out of composite material
reinforced with carbon fibers. The vessels are manufactured by filament
winding process, therefore mechanical properties of such composite
depend strongly on the winding structure. Determining elastic parameters
of these materials is an important issue. The most popular method is an
experimental one, however it is expensive. Alternative method is
homogenization of the materials parameters. Homogenization allows
determining materials parameters base on known properties of composite
phases, such as matrix and reinforcement. Depending on the filament
winding pattern the RVE (Representative Volume Element) can be divided
into subcells and homogenization can take place in several stages form
micro to mezo scale.