PFC3D Model of a Composite Material

This video demonstrates the use of PFC 5 to simulate the compaction, cutting and 3 point testing of a composite material.

This test material is composed of individual fibers represented as PFC3D clusters made up of a number of overlapping spherical particles.  During compaction, cutting and 3-point testing, these fibers undergo large deformations and failure due to the breaking of their internal bonds.