CIMNE brings the Fatigue4Light project to the COMPLAS Conference
Project partners from CIMNE, the Fatigue4Light coordinator, attended the 17th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS) taking place from 5 – 7 of September in Barcelona, Spain.
The COMPLAS conference is a thematic conference of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a special interest conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).
Alejandro Cornejo, civil engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), delivered the presentation “A numerical framework for modelling tire mechanics accounting for composite materials, large strains and frictional contact”, which introduces a constitutive model for tires and numerical simulations developed as part of the Fatigue4Light project.
In addition, Bàrbara Alcayde, doctoral student from CIMNE, exhibited the presentation titled “Fatigue behaviour of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polymers: Numerical versus experimental characterisation”, introducing the constitutive modelling of the GFRP, the composite component constitutive model and validations and application cases of the project.
Finally, Luis Antonio Gonçalves, doctoral student from CIMNE, showcased the work “Numerical assessment of the influence of cutting operations on the fatigue strength of metals”, that presents the high cycle fatigue constitutive model, the fatigue test of punched specimens and some results achieved within the project.
The COMPLAS 2023 Conference had the objective to address both the theoretical bases for the solution of nonlinear solid mechanisms problems, involving plasticity and other material nonlinearities, and the numerical algorithms necessary for an efficient and robust computer implementation.