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Title: Impact properties and finite element analysis of a pultruded composite system
Author: Wisheart, M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2738 8973
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1996
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This project was sponsored by two companies interested in promoting the use of pultruded glass fibre/polyester composites in the construction of freight containers. Thus, the research was to understand and quantify the damage mechanisms caused by low velocity impact on the composite system and to produce a finite element impact model to further the understanding of these events.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: European Intermodal Products ; Maunsell Structural Plastics
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Fibre composite ; Finite element method ; Interface element modelling ; Delamination ; Freight containers ; Pultrusion ; Instrumented falling weight impact (IFWI)