Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact

Pashmforoush, F., Fotouhi, M. and Sarhan, A. A. D. (2018) Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 37(3), pp. 155-165. (doi:10.1177/0731684417737166)

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Abstract

In this study, an experimentally validated numerical analysis was performed toward optimization of stacking sequence in multidirectional laminated composites subjected to low-velocity impact. For this purpose, an optimization program was developed by integrating finite element method and Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm using modeFRONTIER. In this regard, three objective functions were defined; one, based on Hashin failure theory and two others based on interlaminar shear and tensile stresses. These objective functions were aimed to be optimized through tailoring ply angles with special focus on minimizing impact-induced damage. The obtained results indicated that the proposed optimization method is an effective tool for optimizing stacking sequence of laminated fiber-reinforced composite materials.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotouhi, Dr Mohammad
Authors: Pashmforoush, F., Fotouhi, M., and Sarhan, A. A. D.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0731-6844
ISSN (Online):1530-7964
Published Online:24 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 37(3):155-165
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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