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Finite Element Study on the Impact Resistance of Laminated and Textile Composites

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Department of Aeronautical Structure Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, Shaanxi, China
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Airworthiness Certification Center, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Beijing 100102, China
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Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Impact Dynamics and its Engineering Applications, Xi’an 710072, Shaanxi, China
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School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, Guangdong, China
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Polymers 2019, 11(11), 1798; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111798
Received: 24 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 28 October 2019 / Published: 1 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanical Behavior of Polymers)
The impact resistance of fiber-reinforced polymer composites is a critical concern for structure design in aerospace applications. In this work, experiments were conducted to evaluate the impact performance of four types of composite panels, using a gas-gun test system. Computational efficient finite element models were developed to model the high-speed ballistic impact behavior of laminate and textile composites. The models were first validated by comparing the critical impact threshold and the failure patterns against experimental results. The damage progression and energy evolution behavior were combined to analyze the impact failure process of the composite panels. Numerical parametric studies were designed to investigate the sensitivity of impact resistance against impact attitude, including impact deflection angles and projectile deflection angles, which provide a comprehensive understanding of the damage tolerance of the composite panels. The numerical results elaborate the different impact resistances for laminate and textile composites and their different sensitivities to deflection angles. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite laminates; textile composites; impact damage; numerical simulation; ballistic threshold composite laminates; textile composites; impact damage; numerical simulation; ballistic threshold
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Xing, J.; Du, C.; He, X.; Zhao, Z.; Zhang, C.; Li, Y. Finite Element Study on the Impact Resistance of Laminated and Textile Composites. Polymers 2019, 11, 1798. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111798

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Xing J, Du C, He X, Zhao Z, Zhang C, Li Y. Finite Element Study on the Impact Resistance of Laminated and Textile Composites. Polymers. 2019; 11(11):1798. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111798

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Xing, Jun; Du, Chunlin; He, Xin; Zhao, Zhenqiang; Zhang, Chao; Li, Yulong. 2019. "Finite Element Study on the Impact Resistance of Laminated and Textile Composites" Polymers 11, no. 11: 1798. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111798

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