Low-speed impact test for foam supported composite laminates

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Proceedings title8th Canada-Japan joint Workshop on composite materials
Conference8th Canada-Japan joint Workshop on composite materials, July 26-29, 2010, Montreal, Canada
AbstractA test approach was developed to characterize the low-speed impact performance of foam-supported rigid composites for personnel protection applications. In particular, an instrumented impact test approach with a fixed specimen was employed that is simpler and more effective than tests involving a moving specimen. With the aid of the specifically-designed specimen fixture, multiple-impact tests can be performed for a number of test scenarios, including different combinations of composite material, laminate thickness, and support foam. As an application example, a low-speed impact test for E-glass/polypropylene laminates supported by a vinyl nitrile foam was presented. The test results demonstrated that the thickness of the laminates and the impact energy level have significant influences on the impact response.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Aerospace Research; NRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54376
NPARC number19230299
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