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Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact

Pashmforoush, Farzad; Fotouhi, Mohamad; Sarhan, Ahmed Aly Diaa

Authors

Farzad Pashmforoush

Ahmed Aly Diaa Sarhan



Abstract

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. In this study, an experimentally validated numerical analysis was performed toward optimization of stacking sequence in multidirectional laminated composites subjected to low-velocity impact. For this purpose, an optimization program was developed by integrating finite element method and Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm using modeFRONTIER. In this regard, three objective functions were defined; one, based on Hashin failure theory and two others based on interlaminar shear and tensile stresses. These objective functions were aimed to be optimized through tailoring ply angles with special focus on minimizing impact-induced damage. The obtained results indicated that the proposed optimization method is an effective tool for optimizing stacking sequence of laminated fiber-reinforced composite materials.

Citation

Pashmforoush, F., Fotouhi, M., & Sarhan, A. A. D. (2018). Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 37(3), 155-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731684417737166

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 24, 2017
Online Publication Date Nov 24, 2017
Publication Date Feb 1, 2018
Journal Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Print ISSN 0731-6844
Electronic ISSN 1530-7964
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 3
Pages 155-165
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0731684417737166
Keywords composite materials, optimization, impact-induced damage, finite element analysis
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/856860
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684417737166

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