Paper Title:
Residual Strength of a Helicopter Composite Structure Subjected to Small Arms Fire
  Abstract

Carbon fibre composites are being used in the structure of new generation helicopters in order to reduce weight. Helicopters such as armed reconnaissance vehicles, are potentially vulnerable to small arms fire. As a result a series of ballistic tests were carried out on laminate test specimens using 7.62mm and 12.7mm small arms fire. These specimens are representative of typical helicopter composite structure. These ballistic tests were followed by ultrasonic ‘A’ scans, hammer tap and thermography techniques to determine the extent of delamination damage.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654-656)
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Edited by
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Pages
2596-2599
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.2596
Citation
R. J. Callinan, J. Wang, C. White, "Residual Strength of a Helicopter Composite Structure Subjected to Small Arms Fire", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2596-2599, 2010
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June 2010
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