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High strain rate in-plane shear behavior of composites

Authors
  • GOWTHAM, HL
  • POTHNIS, JR
  • RAVIKUMAR, G
  • NAIK, NK
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
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DSpace at IIT Bombay
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Abstract

Studies are presented on in-plane shear properties of a typical plain weave E-glass/epoxy composite under high strain rate loading. In-plane shear properties were determined with +/- 45 degree off-axis compression and tension tests using a split Hopkinson pressure bar apparatus. In-plane shear properties are presented as a function of axial and shear strain rates. The range of axial strain rates for off-axis compression tests was 819-2003 per sec, and for off-axis tension tests was 91-180 per sec, whereas the range of shear strain rates for off-axis compression tests was 1388-3442 per sec and for off-axis tension tests was 153-303 per sec. In general, it was observed that in-plane shear strength was enhanced at high strain rate loading compared to that at quasi-static loading. Also, it was observed that in-plane shear strength increased with increasing strain rate within the range of strain rates considered. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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