Low-Speed Impact Test for Foam Supported Composite Laminates

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Authors
  1. Zhang, Y.
  2. Johnston, A.
  3. Ouellet, S.
  4. Williams, K.
  5. Boucher, D.
  6. Labonté, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Inst for Aerospace Research
Abstract
A test approach was developed to characterize the low-speed impact performance of foam-supported rigid composites for personnel protection applications. In particular, an instrumented impact test approach with a fixed specimen was employed that is simpler and more effective than tests involving a moving specimen. With the aid of the specifically-designed specimen fixture, multiple-impact tests can be performed for a number of test scenarios, including different combinations of composite material, laminate thickness, and support foam. As an application example, a low-speed impact test for E-glass/polypropylene laminates supported by a vinyl nitrile foam was presented. The test results demonstrated that the thickness of the laminates and the impact energy level have significant influences on the impact response.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-SL-2010-407 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
26 Jul 2010
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
CA035149
CANDIS No
534638
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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