Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Normal and Oblique Ballistic Impacts on Thin Carbon/Epoxy Woven Laminates Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2008

start page

  • 374

end page

  • 387


  • 2


  • 39

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1359-835X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-5840


  • A finite element numerical model for carbon/epoxy woven laminates has been used to predict residual velocity and damaged area when subjected to high impact velocities. Experiments using a gas gun were conducted to investigate the impact process and to validate the model, measuring the two variables previously indicated. A morphology analysis was also made to investigate the different breakage mechanisms that appear during the penetration process. The influence of the impact velocity and obliquity has been studied using the numerical tool, in a wide range of impact velocities and considering two impact angles, 0° and 45°.