Particular Aspects Concerning Low Velocity Impact on Composite Tubes
The study had in view various aspects which can arise during the low velocity impact tests made on composite pipes/tubes. It implied numerical simulations, made by ANSYS and LS-DYNA codes, on glass fiber/epoxy composite pipes. The geometry and material characteristics were taken from real pipes, which have been experimentally tested in parallel, using a drop weight impact tower. The main parameter in view was the impact force history, which gives most information upon the impact event and, accordingly, is used by most of researchers for characterizing the damages produced on the impacted body and for assessing the impact installation.
M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee
N. Constantin et al., "Particular Aspects Concerning Low Velocity Impact on Composite Tubes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 425-428, 2010