Progressive crushing energy absorption capabilities of glass fiber-reinforced corrugated panel

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Tan, Kian Yip
Fazal Elyas, Sana
Keshavanarayana, Suresh R.

Tan, Kian Yip, Sana Fazal, Elyas and Keshavanarayana, S.R. (2009). Progressive Crushing Energy Absorption Capabilities of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Corrugated Panel . In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 126-127


This experimental study addresses the progressive crushing of Newport NB321/7781 E-glass fiber-reinforced corrugated panel. The progressive crushing behavior is being studied at quasi-static rates and at selected dynamic loading rates. The number of ply and the laminate gross thickness affects the energy absorbing capability by 58% at various loading rates. The stacking sequence, [0]8 and [0]12 are 40% and 30% greater than [±45]8 and [±45]12, respectively.

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Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.
Research completed at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering