J. Phys. IV France
Volume 110, September 2003
Page(s) 693 - 698

J. Phys. IV France
110 (2003) 693
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020774

Impact resistance of AA6005 panels

A.H. Clausen, T. Borvik, O.S. Hopperstad and M. Langseth

Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab), Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

The interest regarding use of extruded aluminium panels as lightweight protective structures is cmrently increasing. Even so, there are few experimental and computational investigations considering such structures. This paper presents some perforation tests on AA6005-T6 aluminium panels impacted by ogival-nose steel projectiles, where special emphasis was paid to the determination of the ballistic limit. Moreover, a material test programme including high strain rate tests using a split-Hopkinson tension bar was carried out in order to calibrate the Johnson-Cook constitutive model. Results from numerical analyses with LS-DYNA are finally included.

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