Title

Response of preloaded thin composite panels subjected to underwater explosive loading

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2012

Abstract

The effect of preloading on thin composite plates subjected to underwater explosive loading has been studied through computational simulations. In this study the effects of three types of in plane preloading are considered: (1) directly applied compression, (2) indirectly applied compression, and (3) directly applied tension. The effects of the preloading conditions are assessed using the plate center point deflection, material damage, and delamination evolution. The results show that for thin composite plates subjected to underwater shock loading conditions there is a minimal effect of preload on the response of the plates or the amount of damage and delamination sustained. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Computers and Structures

Volume

112-113

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