Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Impact Perforation of Sandwich Panels with Coremat®

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1-2009

Abstract

Analytical solutions for the quasi-static and low-velocity perforation of sandwich panels with woven roving E-glass/vinyl ester facesheets and Coremat were derived. A multi-stage perforation process involving delamination, debonding, core shear fracture and facesheet fracture was used to predict the quasi-static failure load and ballistic resistance of the panel. The high core-crushing resistance and damping of the Coremat resulted in rupture of the distal facesheet before the incident facesheet during panel perforation because they limited the amount of local indentation compared with global panel deformation. Analytical predictions of the quasi-static load-deflection response and the dynamic contact force history were within 10% of the test results.

Publication Title

International Journal of Crashworthiness

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

37

Last Page

47