Combined experimental/numerical assessment of compression after impact of sandwich composite structures

Michael W. Czabaj, Alan T. Zehnder, Barry D. Davidson, Abhendra K. Singh, David P. Eisenberg

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Abstract

An integrated experimental and computational study of residual compressive strength of composite laminate sandwich structures after low velocity impact (CAI strength) is performed using samples consisting of 8 ply graphite/epoxy face sheets bonded to aluminum honeycomb core. The study encompasses characterizing the indentation damage (dent depth and laminate fractures), measuring the CAI strength for a range of layups and core densities and computational modelling of indentation and CAI strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
Pages2479-2486
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010
EventSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 10 2010

Publication series

NameSociety for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
Volume3

Other

OtherSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period6/7/106/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Czabaj, M. W., Zehnder, A. T., Davidson, B. D., Singh, A. K., & Eisenberg, D. P. (2010). Combined experimental/numerical assessment of compression after impact of sandwich composite structures. In Society for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010 (pp. 2479-2486). (Society for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010; Vol. 3).