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Failure of Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polypropylene Metal Laminate Subjected to Close-Range Explosion

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Faculty of Engineering, School of Mechanical engineering, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Malaysia
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National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures & Department of Material Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation (CXI), Technical University of Liberec (TUL), Studentska 2, 46117 Liberec, Czech Republic
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Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia
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Polymers 2020, 12(9), 2139; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12092139
Received: 28 July 2020 / Revised: 11 September 2020 / Accepted: 17 September 2020 / Published: 19 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Damage Mechanics of Polymer Composites)
The present study investigates the effects of close-range blast loading of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) fabricated from woven glass polypropylene and aluminium alloy 2024-T3. The polypropylene layers and anodized aluminium are stacked in 3/2 layering configuration to investigate the impact energy absorbed through deformation and damage. In order to study the blast responses of FMLs, a 4-cable instrumented pendulum blast set-up is used. Effects of blast impulse and stand-off distance were examined. Investigation of the cross-section of FMLs are presented and damages such as fibre fracture, debonding, and global deformation are examined. Increasing stand-off distance from 4 to 14 mm resulted in a change of damage mode from highly localized perforation to global deformation. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite; hybrid structure; blast; impulse; failure mode and deformation composite; hybrid structure; blast; impulse; failure mode and deformation
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Bassiri Nia, A.; Xin, L.; Yahya, M.Y.; Ayob, A.; Farokhi Nejad, A.; Rahimian Koloor, S.S.; Petrů, M. Failure of Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polypropylene Metal Laminate Subjected to Close-Range Explosion. Polymers 2020, 12, 2139.

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