Impact analysis of composite laminates with multiple delaminations

N. Hu, H. Sekine, H. Fukunaga, Z. H. Yao

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This paper concerns with the transient response of composite laminates with multiple delaminations subjected to low-velocity impact by a rigid ball. The finite element method based on the Mindlin plate theory is employed to describe the motion and deformation of the laminates. A Hertzian-type indentation law is adopted to calculate the impact force between the laminates and the rigid ball. To deal with the dynamic contacts between delaminated layers effectively, a modified Lagrange multiplier technique is employed. For multi-body dynamic contacts, the computation of contact force between delaminated layers is addressed. Numerical results provide much information for understanding the impact phenomenon of the composite laminates with multiple delaminations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-648
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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