HVI tests on CFRP laminates at low temperature

D. Numata, K. Ohtani, M. Anyoji, K. Takayama, K. Togami, M. Sun

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The paper reports a result of low temperature hypervelocity impact (HVI) tests of aluminum sphere against a 16-ply quasi-isotropic Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) laminate plate at speed ranging from 1.4 to 5.4 km/s in air at 10 Pa. The result was compared with room temperature impacts. At low speed impact on CFRP plates, fracture patterns of specimens varied depending on their temperatures, whereas at high-speed impact, any significant differences in the fracture patterns around penetration holes and independent of the temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1695-1701
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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