Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs
Gabriele Imbalzano, Steven Linforth, Duc Ngo Tuan, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Tran Phuong
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
Equivalent sandwich panels composed of auxetic and conventional honeycomb cores and metal facets are analysed and compared for their resistance performances against impulsive loadings. The dynamic behaviours of these structures are numerically investigated, taking into account the rate-dependent effects. The Johnson-Cook model is employed to describe the dynamic responses of the composite sandwiches subjected to high strain-rate loadings. Analytical models are derived correlating unit cell geometrical parameters and crushing strengths of the representative panels at different impact velocities. Parametric studies are conducted to evaluate the performances of different sandwich panel designs ..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This research is sponsored by the Australian Research Council linkage grant LP150100906. Authors also greatly appreciate the MIFRS and MIRS scholarships from the University of Melbourne.