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The high velocity impact resistance of fibre metal laminates

Zhou, J., Kaboglu, C., Mohagheghian, Iman, Guan, Z., Dear, J. P. and Cantwell, W.J. (2017) The high velocity impact resistance of fibre metal laminates In: 21st International Conference on Composite Materials, 20-25 Aug 2017, Xi’an, China.

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The high velocity impact resistance of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) based on combinations of three different aluminium alloys (6161-O, 6061-T6, 7075-T6) and a glass fibre reinforced epoxy resin have been investigated both experimentally and numerically. A series of perforation tests on multilayer configurations, ranging from a simple 2/1 lay-up to a seven ply 4/3 laminate. High velocity impact was conducted using a projectile gas-gun launcher, operating in the velocity range between 119 m/s and 252 m/s.[1] The impact response of fibre metal laminates samples was characterised by determining the energy required to perforate the panels. A stereoscopic Digital Image Correlation (DIC) method was adopted to measure full-field deformations and strain for FMLs which providing the full field strain history and 3D measurements up to sample perforation. The perforation resistance of the panels was predicted using the finite element analysis package Abaqus/Explicit. A vectorized user-defined material subroutine (VUMAT) was employed to define Hashin’s 3D rate-dependant damage criteria for the composite layers. The subroutine was implemented into the commercial finite element software ABAQUS/Explicit to simulate the deformation and failure of FMLs. Agreement between the predictions of the finite element models and the experimental data was good across the range of configurations. Ballistic limit of those FMLs was obtained from both the experimental tests and numerical approaches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Zhou, J.
Kaboglu, C.
Guan, Z.
Dear, J. P.
Cantwell, W.J.
Date : 25 August 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © ICCM-21 2017
Additional Information : Paper Ref: 5104-03
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Jan 2018 12:38
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:07

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