A three-scale domain decomposition method for the 3D analysis of debonding in laminates. (English) Zbl 1166.74039

Summary: The prediction of the quasi-static response of industrial laminate structures requires to use fine descriptions of the material, especially when debonding is involved. Even when modeled at the mesoscale, the computation of these structures results in very large numerical problems. In this paper, an exact mesoscale solution is sought using parallel iterative solvers. The LaTIn-based mixed domain decomposition method makes it very easy to handle the complex description of the structure; moreover, the provided multiscale features enable us to deal with numerical difficulties at their natural scale. We present various enhancements to ensure the scalability of the method. An extension of the method designed to handle instabilities is also presented.


74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74R99 Fracture and damage
74E30 Composite and mixture properties
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