High velocity impact on textile reinforced composites

L. Warnet*, R. Akkerman, M. Ravensberg

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Three types of fabric, 2D woven and 3D stitched, were compared on their impact performance. Tests were performed at three different rates, from quasi-static to high velocity impact (100m/s). The paper addresses the energy absorption capacity of these textiles. Visual observations of the damage as well as different types of instrumentation were used to evaluate the behavior of these textiles. Also the perforation energy was calculated or derived from the experimental data. At quasi-static conditions, the woven structure offers a better resistance to delamination, but a lower resistance to penetration. At higher velocities, the 3D textile having the highest stitch density gives the best energy absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16
Subtitle of host publicationA Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness - From Green Composites to Aerospace
EditorsKazuro Kageyama
PublisherJapan Society of Composite Materials
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9784931136052
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16, 2007 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 8 Jul 200713 Jul 2007
Conference number: 16
http://www.jscm.gr.jp/conference/iccm-16/index.html (Conference)


Conference16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16, 2007
Abbreviated titleICCM
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  • 3D textile
  • Composite
  • High velocity impact

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