Modeling of the ballistic impact behavior of polyethylene-fiber-reinforced composites

R.J.T. Frissen, L.E. Govaert, A.A.J.M. Peijs

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Abstract

The impact behavior of polyethylene-fiber-reinforced composites is modelled using finite- element anal. To describe the influence of stacking sequence, the composite plate is subdivided into three layers, each representing a cross-ply of more then 10 plies. The orthotropic stiffness properties are detd. using the rule of mixts. and laminate plate theory. Necessary fiber and matrix properties at high strain rates are measured with dynamic mech. thermal anal. Numerical results show that esp. the out-of-plane mech. properties have a significant influence on the ballistic performance
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th international conference on composite materials (ICCM 10) :Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, August 14-18, 1995. Vol. 4. Characterization and ceramic matrix composites / Ed. A. Poursartip, K. Street
EditorsA. Poursartip, K. Street
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherWoodhead
Pages759-766
ISBN (Print)1-85573-226-2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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