Underwater explosive loading of E-Glass / Vinyl Ester composite plates: Correlation of experiments and simulations
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The transient response of an E-Glass / Vinyl-Ester composite material subjected to underwater explosive loading has been studied. The work consists of experimental testing, utilizing a water filled conical shock tube and computational simulations, utilizing the commercially available LS-DYNA finite element code. The composite plates are 0/90 biaxial laminates with a thickness of approximately 1.3mm. The plates are round disks with elliptically curved mid-sections. The transient response of the plates is captured in real time through the use of a Digital Image Correlation (DIC) system. The DIC data and computational results show a high level of correlation for both the out-of-plane deflection and velocity histories.
ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
LeBlanc, J., and A. Shukla. "Underwater explosive loading of E-Glass / Vinyl Ester composite plates: Correlation of experiments and simulations." ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials , (2011). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/518