In this study, a high-order model for the analysis of circular cylindrical composite sandwich shells subjected to low-velocity impact loads is presented. The sandwich shell is composed of two composite face sheets and a transversely compliant core. The impact behavior of the cylindrical composite sandwich shells is described by a high-order sandwich shell theory. The interaction between the impactor body and the sandwich shell is approximated using a spring mass model. The present analysis is based on an iteration procedure, and yields analytic functions describing the contact force history. The contact force is considered to be distributed uniformly over a contact patch, the size of which depends on the magnitude of the impact load as well as the elastic properties and geometry of the impactor. Finally, the obtained results have been compared with the available experimental results, and a good correlation has been found.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2014|
- composite sandwich structures, transversely compliant core, high-order sandwich model, circular cylindrical shell, elasticity solution