Impact characterisation of doubly curved composite structure

O.S. David-West, D.H. Nash, W.M. Banks

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Under repeated impact composite domes subjected 6 J energy, changes locally with increasing drop height. The action of the dynamic load generates reactions at the support and bending moments at points on the surface of the composite. The peak loads were noted to increase and stabilise about some mean value; and the 150mm diameter shell was more damage tolerant compared to the 200 mm diameter one.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusUnpublished - 27 Jul 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17 - Edinburgh, UK
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009


Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17
CityEdinburgh, UK


  • composite domes
  • dynamic loading
  • energy
  • impulse
  • contact time

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