Impact response of composite laminates with a hemispherical indenter
Yang, Chihdar Charles
Griffin, Steven A.
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Pang, S.-S., Zhao, Y., Yang, C., & Griffin, S. A. (1991). Impact response of composite laminates with a hemispherical indenter. Polymer Engineering & Science, 31(20), 1461-1466. doi:10.1002/pen.760312004
A model for predicting the contact duration, force, indentation, and displacement under impact has been developed for impact of a composite laminated plate with a hemispherical indenter. The governing equations were first proposed and then solved with the initial conditions along with the peak force condition. An expression forr each parameter has been obtained in a simple expression through straightforward derivation. Both static and dynamic tests have been conducted. Ten impact tests were conducted using a weight drop tower tester. Comparison between the, model predictions and the experimental data on the impact duration and impulse are provided, and were found to be within 14% for all tests involved. Comparison of the impact force?history also shows good accord.
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