Behaviour of fibre metal laminates subjected to localised blast loading-Part II: Quantitative analysis

S. L. Lemanski, G. N. Nurick, G. S. Langdon, M. C. Simmons, W. J. Cantwell, G. K. Schleyer

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Abstract

This two part paper examines the behaviour of fibre-metal laminates (FMLs) subjected to localised explosive blast loading. Part I presents the experimental observations of diamond and cross-shaped back face deformation, as well as pitting, global displacement and ring-buckling of the front face are also discerned. Part II presents quantitative analysis of the experimental data. When expressed in terms of non-dimensional parameters front and back face displacements fall within one plate thickness of a linear trend line. The threshold impulse for the onset of tearing is found to increase linearly with panel thickness.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1223-1245
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Blast loading
  • Composite
  • Failure
  • Fibre-metal laminate
  • Panel

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