Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Dynamic Failure of Composite and Sandwich Structures

Editors: Abrate, Serge, Castanié, Bruno, Rajapakse, Yapa D. S. (Eds.)

  • Discusses a wide range of topics dealing with explosions and impact in marine, aerospace and transportation applications
  • Presents comprehensive assessments of the literature and new developments
  • Contains many new subjects that have not yet appeared in book form
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This book presents a broad view of the current state of the art regarding the dynamic response of composite and sandwich structures subjected to impacts and explosions. Each chapter combines a thorough assessment of the literature with original contributions made by the authors. 
The first section deals with fluid-structure interactions in marine structures.  The first chapter focuses on hull slamming and particularly cases in which the deformation of the structure affects the motion of the fluid during the water entry of flexible hulls. Chapter 2 presents an extensive series of tests underwater and in the air to determine the effects of explosions on composite and sandwich structures.  Full-scale structures were subjected to significant explosive charges, and such results are extremely rare in the open literature.  Chapter 3 describes a simple geometrical theory of diffraction for describing the interaction of an underwater blast wave with submerged structures.
The second section addresses the problem of impact on laminated composite structures with chapters devoted to ballistic impacts on pre-stressed composite structures, tests developed to simulate dynamic failure in marine structures, damage mechanisms and energy absorption in low velocity impacts, perforation, the numerical simulation of intra and inter-ply damage during impact, and hail impact on laminated composites.
Sandwich structures with laminated facings are considered in Section 3 with chapters dealing with the discrete modeling of honeycomb core during the indentation of sandwich structures, the behavior of fold core sandwich structures during impact, and impact on helicopter blades. The fourth section consists of two chapters presenting experimental results and numerical simulation of composite structures subjected to crash.

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and engineers interested and involved in analysis and design of composite structures. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Hydroelastic Impacts of Deformable Wedges

    Panciroli, Riccardo

    Pages 1-45

  • Blast Loading of Sandwich Structures and Composite Tubes

    Arora, H. (et al.)

    Pages 47-92

  • Interaction of Underwater Blasts and Submerged Structures

    Abrate, S.

    Pages 93-150

  • Compressively Pre-stressed Navy Relevant Laminated and Sandwich Composites Subjected to Ballistic Impact

    Kerr-Anderson, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 151-176

  • Development of a Test to Simulate Wave Impact on Composite Sandwich Marine Structures

    Davies, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 177-208

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Failure of Composite and Sandwich Structures
Editors
  • Serge Abrate
  • Bruno Castanié
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
192
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5329-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5329-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5328-0
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 643
Topics