Effect of laminate parameters on penetration of graphite/epoxy composites

J. A. Nemes, H. Eskandari, L. Rakitch

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The effect of deformation rate on the penetration of graphite/epoxy, quasi-isotropic, laminates with different thicknesses and stacking sequences is investigated. High-rate experiments are performed using a punch shear version of the split Hopkinson Bar. Quasi-static experiments, using the same punch-die configuration, are performed using a hydraulic test machine. Comparisons are made based on the measured load vs displacement response, in addition to micrographs of the punched specimens. Results indicate that stacking sequence has a slight effect on the load vs displacement response, but the effect of specimen thickness and loading rate are quite significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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