- October 2016
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- This work analyses the behaviour of carbon/epoxy unidirectional laminates subjected to high velocity impacts of ice spheres. To this end, ice projectiles were launched against composite laminates in a wide range of velocities (50 − 250 m/s). Two different ice diameters (40 and 50 mm) and two laminate thicknesses (4 and 6 mm) were considered. The internal damage was measured using both destructive and non-destructive techniques, which allow an accurate quantification of the delaminated area. Finally the influence of the different parameters considered on the damage of the laminate is analysed by means of a dimensionless variable.
- ice behaviour; composite laminate; impact; experimental; failure mechanism; high-velocity impact; soft body impact; composite structures; damage; cfrp; behavior; resistance; failure; model; fracture