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How to find material parameters for Abaqus PDA

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The PDA model implemented in Abaus is an implementation of the idea of the cohesive zone model (CZM), which is quite popular for the analysis of delaminations, but PDA is for intralaminar damage. The problem my group faced when trying to use PDA was "where do we get the material parameters?"  We asked around in blogs and such but could not find a definitive answer. So, we went to work and came up with a methodology that may serve you.

See: E. J. Barbero, F. A. Cosso, R. Roman, T. L. Weadon, Determination of Material Parameters for Abaqus Progressive Damage Analysis of E-Glass Epoxy Laminates, Composites Part B, 46(March 2013), 211–220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.09.069

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