Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs

Tran, P 2016, 'Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs', Composite Structures, vol. 183, no. 1, pp. 242-261.


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Title Blast resistance of auxetic and honeycomb sandwich panels: Comparisons and parametric designs
Author(s) Tran, P
Year 2016
Journal name Composite Structures
Volume number 183
Issue number 1
Start page 242
End page 261
Total pages 20
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Abstract Equivalent sandwich panels composed of auxetic and conventional honeycomb cores and metal facets are analysed and compared for their resistance performances against impulsive loadings. The dynamic behaviours of these structures are numerically investigated, taking into account the rate-dependent effects. The Johnson-Cook model is employed to describe the dynamic responses of the composite sandwiches subjected to high strain-rate loadings. Analytical models are derived correlating unit cell geometrical parameters and crushing strengths of the representative panels at different impact velocities. Parametric studies are conducted to evaluate the performances of different sandwich panel designs under impulsive loadings. In particular, transmitted reaction forces and maximum stresses on the protected structure are quantified for various design parameters including the geometrical factors and the effective Poisson's ratios. A quarter of the panel is symmetrically modelled with shell elements and the CONWEP model is used to simulate the blast loading. Auxetic panels demonstrate interesting crushing behaviour, effectively adapting to the dynamic loading by progressively drawing material into the locally loaded zone to thereby enhance the impact resistance. Meanwhile, conventional honeycomb panels deform plastically without localised stiffness enhancement.
Subject Construction Materials
Composite and Hybrid Materials
Solid Mechanics
Keyword(s) Auxetic
Blast resistance
Composite sandwich
Finite-element simulation
Honeycomb
Negative Poisson's ratio
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.03.018
Copyright notice © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN 0263-8223
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