Quasi-Static Compression and Low-Velocity Impact Behavior of Tri-Axial Bio-Composite Structural Panels Using a Spherical Head.

Publications // Shaoqin Gong // Feb 15 2017

PubMed ID: 28772542

Author(s): Li J, Hunt JF, Gong S, Cai Z. Quasi-static compression and low-velocity impact behavior of tri-axial bio-composite structural panels using a spherical head. Materials (Basel). 2017 Feb 15;10(2). pii: E185. doi: 10.3390/ma10020185. PMID 28772542

Journal: Materials (Basel, Switzerland), Volume 10, Issue 2, Feb 2017

This paper presents experimental results of both quasi-static compression and low-velocity impact behavior for tri-axial bio-composite structural panels using a spherical load head. Panels were made having different core and face configurations. The results showed that panels made having either carbon fiber fabric composite faces or a foam-filled core had significantly improved impact and compressive performance over panels without either. Different localized impact responses were observed based on the location of the compression or impact relative to the tri-axial structural core; the core with a smaller structural element had better impact performance. Furthermore, during the early contact phase for both quasi-static compression and low-velocity impact tests, the panels with the same configuration had similar load-displacement responses. The experimental results show basic compression data could be used for the future design and optimization of tri-axial bio-composite structural panels for potential impact applications.