J. Phys. IV France
Volume 110, September 2003
Page(s) 639 - 644

J. Phys. IV France
110 (2003) 639
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020765

High energy impact on woven laminates

J. López-Puente, R. Zaera and C. Navarro

Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, Carlos III University of Madrid, Avda. de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain

The influence of high velocity impacts on CFRPs was studied by launching Spherical steel masses, at velocities from 60  m/s to 550  m/s, against carbon fiber/epoxy woven laminates. The extension of the damage induced in the laminate was measured by C-Scan. Finite element numerical simulation of the impact test used a failure model based on the Chang-Chang model. A comparison was made of the damaged areas resulting from non-destructive inspection of the specimens and those predicted by numerical simulation. To conclue the analysis, an analytical model developed by Cantwell-Morton was used to calculate the residual velocity of the projectile after perforation. The residual velocities predicted by numerical and by analytical models, were also compared.

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