DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1799 - 1805
Section Numerical Simulations
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1799-1805
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009253

Experimental and numerical study of high velocity impacts on carbon/epoxy laminates

D. Varas, J. López-Puente and R. Zaera

Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avda de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain

Published online: 15 September 2009

In this work the analysis of the behavior of carbon/epoxy woven laminates under high velocity impacts is made. A material model was developed to predict the behavior of thin woven laminates under high velocity impacts. The model was implemented in a user subroutine to be used inside a commercial finite element code. Finally, in order to validate the model, experimental tests were accomplished in a wide range of velocities from 100 to 400 m/s. Once the model is validated, a further investigation has been made in order to analyze the influence of projectile slenderness on the laminate response.

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