Serge Abrate, Bruno Castanie, Yapa D. S. Rajapakse - Dynamic Failure of Composite & S&wich Structures
Published: 2012-11-02 | ISBN: 9400753284, 9400753306 | PDF | 710 pages | 24 MB
This book presents a broad view of the current state of the art regarding the dynamic response of composite & s&wich structures subjected to impacts & explosions. Each chapter combines a thorough assessment of the literature with original contributions made by the authors.
The first section deals with fluid-structure interactions in marine structures. The first chapter focuses on hull slamming & particularly cases in which the deformation of the structure affects the motion of the fluid during the water entry of flexible hulls. Chapter 2 presents an extensive series of tests underwater & in the air to determine the effects of explosions on composite & s&wich structures. Full-scale structures were subjected to significant explosive charges, & such results are extremely rare in the open literature. Chapter 3 describes a simple geometrical theory of diffraction for describing the interaction of an underwater blast wave with submerged structures.
The second section addresses the problem of impact on laminated composite structures with chapters devoted to ballistic impacts on pre-stressed composite structures, tests developed to simulate dynamic failure in marine structures, damage mechanisms & energy absorption in low velocity impacts, perforation, the numerical simulation of intra & inter-ply damage during impact, & hail impact on laminated composites.
S&wich structures with laminated facings are considered in Section 3 with chapters dealing with the discrete modeling of honeycomb core during the indentation of s&wich structures, the behavior of fold core s&wich structures during impact, & impact on helicopter blades. The fourth section consists of two chapters presenting experimental results & numerical simulation of composite structures subjected to crash.
This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate & graduate students, researchers, & engineers interested & involved in analysis & design of composite structures.