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Title: Low-velocity impact response of fibre–metal laminates – experimental and finite element analysis
Authors: Zhu, Shengqing
Chai, Gin Boay
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Zhu, S., & Chai, G. B. (2012). Low-velocity impact response of fibre–metal laminates – Experimental and finite element analysis. Composites Science and Technology, 72(15), 1793-1802.
Series/Report no.: Composites science and technology
Abstract: In this contribution, the impact dynamic response and failure modes of fibre–metal laminated panels subjected to low velocity impact were investigated and presented. The fibre–metal laminate in this paper comprised of a layer of glass fibre-reinforced plastics sandwiched between two layers of aluminium alloy. Two different types of glass fibre-reinforced plastics were used for the fabrication: unidirectional and woven. A fairly extensive experimental investigation was conducted in conjunction with a detailed finite element analysis. The experiments were conducted using a standard drop-weight test machine and the finite element analysis was carried out using a commercially available finite element software. The results of maximum contact force, contact duration and corresponding failure modes are presented, compared and discussed in this technical paper.
ISSN: 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.07.016
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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