The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 222, Issue 7, pp 1649–1664 | Cite as

Dynamics of a laminated composite beam with delamination and inclusions

  • E. Manoach
  • J. Warminski
  • A. Mitura
  • S. Samborski
Regular Article


In this work numerical and experimental study of the dynamic behaviour of a composite laminated beam having delamination is presented. The model of delamination takes into account a contact interaction between sublaminates including normal forces, shear forces and additional damping. In order to verify the model special samples of multilayered beams have been manufactured. Small parts of adjacent layers have been cut and replaced by inclusions from different materials modelling delamination. The mechanical properties of the inclusions have been considered during the numerical calculations. The beams were subjected to a short pulse loading and then their response was registered. The results from the numerical simulation were in a good agreement with the experimental results. The significance of the additional damping due to delamination on the response of the beam was confirmed numerically and experimentally.


Shear Force European Physical Journal Special Topic Timoshenko Beam Energy Harvest Composite Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Manoach
    • 1
  • J. Warminski
    • 2
  • A. Mitura
    • 2
  • S. Samborski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Dept. of Applied Mechanics, Lublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland

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