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Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures. Edition No. 2. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • ID: 5390184
  • Book
  • January 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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. This new edition of 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 applications 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 examining those different regimes and velocities. Part one examines low-velocity loading and part two looks at high-velocity loading. Part three assesses shock and blast events and the fourth section covers impact and penetrative events, looking specifically at sport applications. The book concludes with a section on the effects of projectile hardness on FRP impact response.  

The second edition has been updated to cover important new developments such as the use of additive manufacturing to create composites, including fibre-reinforced ones. New microstructural, experimental, theoretical, and numerical studies with advanced tools are included as well. The book also features 10 new chapters covering topics such as dynamic delamination, peridynamic modeling of dynamic fracture in composites, mesoscale analysis of ballistic composite impact, dynamic fracture of 3D-printed composites, and more.  

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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

Dynamic Delamination of Laminated Composites;

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

Peridynamic Modeling of Dynamic Fracture in Composites;

8 Dynamic Damage in FRPs
From Low to High Velocities

C/SiC Composites Under Hypervelocity Impact; Hypervelocity Impact Behavior of C/C Composites;

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

Mesoscale Analysis of Ballistic Impact of Composites; Dynamic Fracture of 3D-Printed Composites;

16 Impact Resistance of Sandwich Plates

17 Impact Behaviour of Fibre Metal Laminates

Effects of Projectile Hardness on FRP Impact Response; Ballistic Impact of Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composites with Ice Projectiles;

Part 5 Sports Applications

18 Impact Performance of Sports Composites

19 Dynamic Large-Deflection Bending of Laminates

Energy Absorption of Composite Shin-Guard Structure Under Low-Velocity Impacts;
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Vadim V. Silberschmidt Professor, Chair of Mechanics of Materials, Associate Dean (Research), ICoVIS Director, and Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group, Loughborough University, UK.

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. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier book series on 'Mechanics of Advanced Materials'. He is also EiC, associate editor, and/or serves on the board of a number of renowned journals. He has co-authored four research monographs and over 550 peer-reviewed scientific papers on mechanics and micromechanics of deformation, damage, and fracture in advanced materials under various conditions.
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