October 4, 2021 at 4:38 am

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Thank you for your quick response. My materials are not in the linear elastic range. For instance for a fiber reinforced composite where the failure strain of the fiber is 1.8%, applying two different displacement values of "d" and "2d", both greater than 1.8% strain, gives 2 different failure strains. For example, I have attached an image here of the material properties I use for a simple cube model that is made entirely of an isotropic epoxy. In the elastic range, like you said, the analysis is linear and I get good agreement with the stiffness value.

For the first case, I am just using the isotropic elasticity property (damage initiation, evolution and orthotropic stress limits are not used in the first case), and the stiffness matches the expected result of 4.4 GPa. Boundary conditions: ux_left=0, uy_back=0, uz_bottom=0, ux_right = 10% strain. For the second case, I am using the damage model with the stress limits. In the second case, an applied strain of 10% gives a failure stress of 162.8 MPa and a failure strain of 3.7%, whereas an applied strain of 20% gives a failure stress of 167.2 MPa and a failure strain of 3.8%. This is the case with an isotropic material, the discrepancies are higher with a composite. (I chose the strain sufficiently higher than the failure strain of the epoxy). The two plots below show the stresses at each time step (time on the x-axis).

I am not sure why this is the case, because even if not an exact value, the failure stress and strain shouldn't vary irrespective of the applied load magnitude. What am I missing here?

For the first case, I am just using the isotropic elasticity property (damage initiation, evolution and orthotropic stress limits are not used in the first case), and the stiffness matches the expected result of 4.4 GPa. Boundary conditions: ux_left=0, uy_back=0, uz_bottom=0, ux_right = 10% strain. For the second case, I am using the damage model with the stress limits. In the second case, an applied strain of 10% gives a failure stress of 162.8 MPa and a failure strain of 3.7%, whereas an applied strain of 20% gives a failure stress of 167.2 MPa and a failure strain of 3.8%. This is the case with an isotropic material, the discrepancies are higher with a composite. (I chose the strain sufficiently higher than the failure strain of the epoxy). The two plots below show the stresses at each time step (time on the x-axis).

I am not sure why this is the case, because even if not an exact value, the failure stress and strain shouldn't vary irrespective of the applied load magnitude. What am I missing here?