Modelling of glass fibre composites subjected to low velocity impact

J. Fan, Z. W. Guan, W. J. Cantwell

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Abstract

In this paper, finite element models using ABAQUS/Explicit were developed to simulate the dynamic perforation of a projectile through glass fibre laminates panels. Glass fibre was treated as an isotropic material with both shear and tensile failure criteria. A series of low-velocity impact tests were carried out on 4-ply, 8-ply and 16-ply glass fibre laminates panels. Reasonably good correlation was obtained between the simulated and experimental load-displacement relationships. In addition, the predicted failure modes of the panels were compared with the experimentally obtained failure modes with reasonable correlation. The models developed will be used to simulate the response of Fibre Metal Laminates subjected to a projectile impact.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Volume88
ISBN (Print)9781905088232
StatePublished - 2008
Event9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period2/09/085/09/08

Keywords

  • Failure mode
  • Finite element
  • Glass fibre
  • Impact
  • Laminates
  • Projectile

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