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Title: High velocity impact studies on hybrid composite structures
Author: Ming Jin, Martin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 2749
Awarding Body: University of Portsmouth
Current Institution: University of Portsmouth
Date of Award: 2009
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Composite structural elements are now used in a variety of components for automotive, aerospace, marine, and architectural structures. The impact resistance of the materials is an important area of research. Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) structures typically respond poorly to transverse impact events. In addition, uncertainties about the mechanics of damage make it difficult to ascertain the effect of an impact event on the performance of a FRP structure. Compounding these considerations is the fact that, in some cases, the damage will not be visible which could lead to components with considerable damage being allowed to continue in service: a hidden menace. In these series of studies, tests were conducted with an instrumented drop weight impact, an air gun system was developed and a numerical transient analysis conducted on composite plate to understand the loading distribution as a result of impact.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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