INITIAL IMPACT DAMAGE OF COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$153,600.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1008
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corp.
Gwynedd Plaza Ii Bethlehem Pk, Spring House, PA, 19477
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Goering
(215) 542-8400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A TECHNICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AIMED AT DEVELOPING AN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE FOR INVESTIGATING THE DAMAGE PRODUCED IN COMPOSITE PLATES, DUE TO LOW VELOCITY IMPACT, IS PROPOSED. THE METHOD OUTLINED IN THIS PROPOSAL UTILIZES A HIGHER ORDER, SHEAR FLEXIBLE, PLATE BENDING FINITE ELEMENT. THIS ELEMENT INCORPORATES SHEAR DEFORMATION EFFECTS AND INCLUDES COUPLING BETWEEN MEMBRANE AND BENDING DEGREES OF FREEDOM. THE PROPOSED MODEL ALSO INCLUDES A NON-LINEAR CONTACT FORCE SPRING AND INDENTATION LAW FOR MODELING THE IMPACTOR AND CONTACT AREA. THIS MODEL WILL ALLOW COMPLETE GENERALITY IN DEFINING PLATE GEOMETRY, BOUNDARY CONDITIONS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES, LAMINATE CONFIGURATION AND IMPACTOR PARAMETERS.

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