The paper deals with the study of the structural behaviour of laminated composite plates under low velocity impacts. Three test cases, respectively with 6J, 10J and 13J impact energies have been experimentally carried out under ASTM D7136 (American Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber –Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact) requirements. Within this work, virtual simulations of such impact tests have been developed by using the finite element code Abaqus®. The numerical model, based on explicit finite element theory, allows predicting the onset and evolution of both inter-laminar and intra-laminar damages. The former have been considered by using special-purpose elements (cohesive elements); the latter thanks to Hashin criteria. For validation purpose, numerical results have been compared with the experimental ones. After the validation phase, a parametric analysis has been numerically performed; the size of the panel support fixture has been considered as main parameter.

Parametric simulation of LVI test onto CFRP plates

Sepe R;
2016

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The paper deals with the study of the structural behaviour of laminated composite plates under low velocity impacts. Three test cases, respectively with 6J, 10J and 13J impact energies have been experimentally carried out under ASTM D7136 (American Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber –Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact) requirements. Within this work, virtual simulations of such impact tests have been developed by using the finite element code Abaqus®. The numerical model, based on explicit finite element theory, allows predicting the onset and evolution of both inter-laminar and intra-laminar damages. The former have been considered by using special-purpose elements (cohesive elements); the latter thanks to Hashin criteria. For validation purpose, numerical results have been compared with the experimental ones. After the validation phase, a parametric analysis has been numerically performed; the size of the panel support fixture has been considered as main parameter.
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