Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures

  • ID: 3451962
  • Book
  • 616 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Composite materials, with their higher exposure to dynamic loads, have increasingly been used in aerospace, naval, automotive, sports and other sectors over the last few decades. Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures reviews various aspects of dynamic deformation, damage and fracture, mostly in composite laminates and sandwich structures, in a broad range of application fields including aerospace, automotive, defense and sports engineering.

As the mechanical behavior and performance of composites varies under different dynamic loading regimes and velocities, the book is divided into sections that examine the different loading regimes and velocities. Part one examine low-velocity loading and part two looks at high-velocity loading. Part three then assesses shock and blast (i.e. contactless) events and the final part focuses on impact (contact) events. As sports applications of composites are linked to a specific subset of dynamic loading regimes, these applications are reviewed in the final part.

  • Examines dynamic deformation and fracture of composite materials
  • Covers experimental, analytical and numerical aspects
  • Addresses important application areas such as aerospace, automotive, wind energy and defence, with a special section on sport applications

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1 Introduction

Part One Low-Velocity Loading

2 Damage Tolerance of Composite Sandwich Structures Under Low-Velocity Impact

3 Damage in Laminates Under Low-Velocity Impacts

4 Multi-scale Modelling of Delamination Damage in Laminated Structures

5 Low-Velocity Impact of Composite Laminates: Damage Evolution

6 Low-Velocity Impact of Laminates

Part Two High-Velocity Loading

7 High-Velocity Impact Damage in CFRP Laminates

8 Dynamic Damage in FRPs
From Low to High Velocities

Part Three Shock and Blast

9 The Dynamic Response of Carbon Fiber-Filled Polymer Composites

10 Underwater Blast: Experiments

11 Dynamic Loading on Composite Structures with Fluid-Structure Interaction

12 Shock Loading of Polymer Composites

13 Blast Performance of Sandwich Structures: The Influence of Curvature

14 Cellular Sandwich Composites Under Blast Loads

Part Four Impact and Penetration

15 Ballistic Impact Behaviour of Composites; Analytic Formulation

16 Impact Resistance of Sandwich Plates

17 Impact Behaviour of Fibre Metal Laminates

Part 5 Sports Applications

18 Impact Performance of Sports Composites

19 Dynamic Large-Deflection Bending of Laminates
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Silberschmidt, Vadim V.
Professor Vadim Silberschmidt is Chair of Mechanics of Materials, Associate Dean (Research), ICoVIS Director, and Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group, Loughborough University, UK
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