Special Issue "Impact Damage and Mechanical Analysis of Thin-Walled Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Thin-walled structures and their behavior are quite well investigated, especially those made of orthotropic materials. Such structures are often called light-weight structures due to high strength corresponding to a relatively small mass. It should be mentioned that the great disadvantage is the high possibility of stability loss, which could lead to change in its stiffness or total damage. The well-known laminates, such as advanced versions of FRP, FGM or FML, allow the new possibility to create better thin-walled structures with higher resistance to static or dynamic loads but come with new difficulties connected to their behavior and damage in that new area of possible research investigations. For example, some of these new difficulties could be the influence of operation damage on work of thin-walled laminate structures, the layer arrangement influence on different features of thin-walled structures, residual stress generated during the manufacturing process and its influence on thin-walled structures’ behavior, resistance of laminates at low and high velocity impact and crack propagation during operating load, and many others.
This Special Issue is focused on finding and presenting the advantages and disadvantages of different types of laminates or functionally graded materials applied in thin-walled structures, which could appear in different parts of their life, from the manufacturing process through to their total failure or degradation. The results of theoretical, analytical, numerical or experimental investigation can be presented, as well as new developed methods allowing a better description of work of such a structure.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Buckling, postbuckling, load-carrying capacity, and failure of thin-walled laminate structures;
- FRP or FML laminate tailoring;
- Laminate structures under a low or high velocity impact load;
- Influence of the manufacturing process on structure behavior under operation load;
- Thin-walled laminate structure behavior under dynamic load;
- Failure and crack-propagation in different types of laminates.
Prof. Tomasz Kubiak
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- thin-walled structures
- nonlinear buckling
- dynamic buckling, impact load