Blast Loading of All-Composite Prismatic Sandwich Cores
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The compressive response of corrugated carbon bre reinforced epoxysandwich cores has been investigated using a Kolsky-bar set-up. Theloading rates tested within this study are similar to those that areexpected when a sandwich core is compressed due to a blast event.Experiments show signi cant strength enhancement as the loading rateincreases. Although material rate sensitivity accounts for some amountof the strength enhancement, it has been shown that the majority of thestrength enhancement is due to inertial stabilisation of the core members.
Corrugated cores, Sandwich structures, Blast protection, Micro inertia
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25109OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25109DiVA: diva2:355822
QC 201010112010-10-112010-10-082010-10-14Bibliographically approved