08 Sep A 3D tomographic investigation to elucidate the low-velocity Impact resistance, tolerance and damage sequence of thin non-crimp fabric laminates: effect of ply-thickness
The October ’18 issue of Composites Part A includes a contribution by S. García-Rodríguez et al. that compares the out-of-plane response of thin-plies with that of standard-ply samples. Damage initiation and propagation has been detailed using quasi-static indentation and impact tests at incremental energy levels, and X-ray tomography. Thus, it has been possible to observe the damage mechanisms behind the load drops in the force-displacement curves. A 3D post-process allows to identify cracks and delaminations to the plies/interfaces. The larger load-carrying capacity and CAI of the standard-ply samples are attributed to the fact that delaminations are more extended and fibre failure is delayed.
|Title||A 3D tomographic investigation to elucidate the low-velocity Impact resistance, tolerance and damage sequence of thin non-crimp fabric laminates: effect of ply-thickness|
|Authors:||S.M. García-Rodríguez; J. Costa; A. Bardera; V. Singery; D. Trias|
|Journal, Volume, Page, Year:||Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 113, 53–65 (2018)|
- X-ray tomography illustrated the damage caused by low-velocity impact (thin- and thick-ply specimens).
- The thin-plies delay/reduce the initiation of matrix cracks and delamination.
- Reduced damage leads to brittle failure and lower damage tolerance.
Project and Funding
- Relevant projects: Chomarat 2015-CHO-01
- Funding institutions: Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca del Departament d’Empresa I Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya through the pre-doctoral grant 2016FI_B_00551, co-funded by the Fondo Social Europeo (FSE).