High strain rate effects in infrastructure composites with polycarbonate facing

Academic Article


  • Impact damage is of critical concern structures using laminated fiber reinforced composites. In the current study, high strain rate impact testing was carried out on panels of both S-2 glass/epoxy and graphite/epoxy laminate systems "with" and "without" polycarbonate (PC) facing. The results of the investigation showed that providing a PC facing is an effective way of obtaining deformation in the facing to absorb a large portion of the incident energy, thereby minimizing any delamination threat to the composite laminate. The PC acts as a sacrificial layer that can be readily replaced in the application.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Uddin N; Vaidya U
  • Start Page

  • 55
  • End Page

  • 67
  • Volume

  • 38
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  • 1