Multiscale failure Modeling of composites using generalized finite element method



In this work multiscale failure modeling of composites is made using generalized finite element method (GFEM). In this method the global approximation are constructed by combining the local basis with partition of unity functions. The enrichment functions for the GFEM approximation are computed using a proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) technique. The approximation is then used in a two scale Galerkin scheme for failure modeling of composites. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)