Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA
(MAT162 & Others)

Bazle Z. (Gama) Haque, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

P: (302) 690-4741 | E:

Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162. Among these material models, rate dependent progressive composite damage model MAT162 is considered as the state of the art. This short course will include the theory and practice of MAT162 composite damage model with applications to low and intermediate impact velocities, understanding the LS-DYNA programming parameters related to impact-contact, damage evolution, perforation and penetration of thin- and thick-section composites. 

Topics Covered in this Short Course:

Impact and Damage Modeling of Composites
Application of MAT162 in Engineering and Research Problems

Introduction to Composite Mechanics
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics and Composite Mechanics

Composite Material Models in LS-DYNA for Shell and Solid Elements
Discussion on MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162

Theory and Practice in MAT162 Progressive Composite Damage Model for Unidirectional and Woven Fabric Composites
MAT162 User Manual – Version 15A 2015
Progressive Damage Modeling of Plain-Weave Composites using LS-Dyna Composite Damage Model MAT162
Unit Single Element Analysis

Comparison between Different LS-DYNA Composite Models
Sphere Impact on Composite SHELL & SOLID Plates

Low Velocity Impact and Compression after Impact Applications
Modeling the Low Velocity Impact and Compression after Impact Experiments on Composites Using MAT162 in LS-DYNA

Perforation Mechanics of 2-D Membrane and Thin Composites

Penetration Mechanics of Composites and Soft-Laminates

Introduction to LS-DYNA (Document Only)

Webinar Options: 9am – 4pm (EST)

March 20, 2023
July 17, 2023
November 13, 2023

$695 per person
Includes: USB with Course


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