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 publicationExperimental and Applied Mechanics - Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
Pages793-800
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2010 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 10 2010

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
Volume6
ISSN (Print)2191-5644
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5652

Other

Other2010 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period6/7/106/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Czabaj, M. W., Zehnder, A. T., Davidson, B. D., Singh, A. K., & Eisenberg, D. P. (2011). Combined experimental/numerical assessment of compression after impact of sandwich composite structures. In Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (pp. 793-800). (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series; Vol. 6).