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- Deformation and failure of blast-loaded metallic sandwich panels: experimental investigations
- Zhu, Feng; Zhao, Longmao; Lu, Guoxing; Wang, Zhihua
- Metallic sandwich panels with a cellular core such as honeycomb have the capability of dissipating considerable energy by large plastic deformation under impact/blast loading. To investigate the structural response of sandwich panels loaded by blasts, a large number of experiments have been conducted, and the experimental results are reported and discussed in this paper. Quantitative results were obtained based on the measurement in the tests by a ballistic pendulum with corresponding sensors, and then the deformation/failure modes of specimen were classified and analysed systematically. The experimental programme was designed to investigate the effects on the structural response of face-sheet and core configurations, i.e. face-sheet thickness, cell size and foil thickness of the honeycomb, and mass of charge. The experimental data were then compared with the predicted data from finite element simulations, and the results show a good agreement between the experimental and computational studies.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 35, no. 8 (Aug 2008), pp. 937-951
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0913 Mechanical Engineering
- Blast loading; Deformation; Failure modes; Honeycomb; Sandwich panels
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Additional information
- The reported research is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through a Discovery Grant and China National Natural Science Funding under the number of 10572100 and 90716005.
- Peer reviewed