Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 414–419 | Cite as

Determining transverse impact force on a composite laminate by signal deconvolution

  • C. Chang
  • C. T. Sun


Dynamic impact forces on a composite structure were recovered by using experimentally generated Green's functions and signal deconvolutions. The signal processing is straightforward. Extra windowing and filtering the recorded signals are unnecessary. The Green's functions account for boundary conditions, material properties and structure geometry. This approach can be applied to linearly elastic structures with different boundary conditions. It is realistic and convenient to use for the recovery of impact force on anisotropic or isotropic solid structures.


Boundary Condition Mechanical Engineer Material Property Signal Processing Fluid Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Chang
    • 1
  • C. T. Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger-Doll ResearchRidgefield
  2. 2.School of Aeronautics & AstronauticsPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette

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