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Underwater impulsive loading-induced dynamic failures of monolithic composite panel

P Tran, T Ngo, P Mendis

Applied Mechanics and Materials | Published : 2014


Designing light-weight high-performance materials which can sustain high impulsive loadings is of great interest to marine applications. In this study, a finite element fluid-structure interaction model is developed to understand the deformation and failure mechanisms of both monolithic and sandwich composite panels. Fiber (E-glass fiber) and matrix (vinylester resin) damage and degradation in individual unidirectional composite laminas are modeled with Hashin's model. The delamination between laminas is modeled by developing a strain rate sensitive cohesive law. The deformation of the core (H250 PVC foam) in sandwich panels is modelled as a crushable foam plasticity model with volumetric ha..

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