Experimental impact force identification of composite structures

H. Fukunaga, N. Hu

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An experimental identification method of impact force acting on CFRP laminated plates is presented. The experimental relation between force histories and strain responses is first determined by using measured force histories and the corresponding strain responses at the discrete points. By employing this relation, the location and history of impact force is identified using measured strain responses based on the mathematical programming method. The validity of the present identification method has been verified through the impact experiment of cantilevered CFRP laminated plates. The method can also be applied to the impact force identification in CFRP laminated plates involving impact damages under a drop-weight impact test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2006
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2006 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 2006 Jul 52006 Jul 7


Other3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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