Title

Blast response of curved carbon/epoxy composite panels: Experimental study and finite-element analysis

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

1-1-2013

Abstract

Experimental and numerical studies were conducted to understand the effect of plate curvature on blast response of carbon/epoxy composite panels. A shock-tube system was utilized to impart controlled shock loading to quasi-isotropic composite panels with differing range of radii of curvatures. A 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique coupled with high-speed photography was used to obtain out-of-plane deflection and velocity, as well as in-plane strain on the back face of the panels. Macroscopic post-mortem analysis was performed to compare yielding and deformation in these panels. A dynamic computational simulation that integrates fluid-structure interaction was conducted to evaluate the panel response in general purpose finite-element software ABAQUS/Explicit. The obtained numerical results were compared to the experimental data and showed a good correlation. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Publication Title

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Volume

451

Issue

1

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