An analysis model has been developed for the elasto‐viscoplastic analysis of continuous fibre‐reinforced composite structures. Elastic deformation of fibre and elasto‐viscoplastic deformation of matrix are considered in the analysis model because the yield strength of matrix is, in general, substantially lower than that of fibre. A finite element formulation is derived for the proposed analysis model. If matrix is assumed homogeneous and isotropic, the von Mises yield criterion is used for viscoplastic yielding. As numerical examples, a parametric study has been performed for elasto‐viscoplastic analysis of unidirectional composite plates subjected to inplane loads.
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