Comprehensive guide to the mechanical behaviour of ship, pipeline and other composite marine structures to water impact and explosions
Dynamics of Composite and Sandwich Marine Structures provides the necessary background on composite materials and cellular materials such as foams, honeycomb, balsa wood and other structures used as cores in sandwich construction. Models are presented to describe the mechanical behaviour of these materials under multiaxial loading including dynamic effects, failure criteria, and approaches for progressive damage analysis. Analysis of composite and sandwich plates and shells subjected to dynamic pulses generated by underwater explosions or water impacts is described, and examples are presented to show the influence of different factors and guide the selection of appropriate models.
- Presents modelling of hull slamming, wave impacts and superstructure wave impact.
- Covers explosions, both deliberate and accidental.
- Considers a range of structures including pipelines, ships and submarines.
The book is ideal for students, researchers, practicing engineers in mechanical engineering and naval architecture.