Impact damage assessment in electrified carbon fiber polymer matrix composites

Robert L. Sierakowski, Igor Y. Telichev, Olesya I. Zhupanska

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Abstract

In this work we present experimental and theoretical results on the low velocity impact of electrified carbon fiber polymer matrix unidirectional and cross-ply composites. A particular emphasis is given to the analysis of the influence of Joule heating on the alteration of the mechanical response of electrified composites. The results show that a short term current application leads to an increase in the impact resistance of electrified composites whereas a long term application of a DC current has a detrimental effect. A mathematical model to study the time dependent Joule heating in composites has been developed. The role of the current density and other material parameters has been elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Pages3620-3640
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Waikiki, HI, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2007Apr 26 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikiki, HI
Period4/23/074/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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