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Experimental study of compression after impact of asymmetrically tapered composite laminate

Abdulhamid, Hakim and Bouvet, Christophe and Michel, Laurent and Aboissière, Jacky and Minot, Clément Experimental study of compression after impact of asymmetrically tapered composite laminate. (2016) Composite Structures, 149. 292-303. ISSN 0263-8223

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.04.015


This paper presents an experimental study of CAI (compression after impact) of tapered composite laminate. Two types of layup with thickness changing from 4 mm to 6 mm are considered. A new CAI testing rig, suitable for the specimens and a brief description of impact damage are presented first. Then, the behavior of impacted specimens under compressive loading is discussed along with the effects of ply drop-off parameters (taper angle, ply drop-off disposition and configuration) and impact point location on the failure mechanism. Finally, the residual strength in CAI of tapered laminates is compared with equivalent flat laminates. The results show that compressive behavior of the specimens is mostly governed by a coupling between compression and bending, generated by the discontinuity of the neutral axis in the tapered region. Despite this difference of behavior with flat laminates, the presence of ply drop-off has little effect on the residual strength in CAI.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Composite Structures website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02638223
HAL Id:hal-01360642
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Sogeti (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:26 Aug 2016 12:52

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