Dynamic Failure of Composite and Sandwich Structures

  • Serge Abrate
  • Bruno Castanié
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 192)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Riccardo Panciroli
    Pages 1-45
  3. H. Arora, P. A. Hooper, J. P. Dear
    Pages 47-92
  4. Eric Kerr-Anderson, Selvum Pillay, Basir Shafiq, Uday K. Vaidya
    Pages 151-176
  5. Peter Davies, Benoît Bigourdan, Dominique Choqueuse, Nicolas Lacotte, Bertrand Forest
    Pages 177-208
  6. Shirley Kalamis García-Castillo, Sonia Sánchez-Sáez, Carlos Santiuste, Carlos Navarro, Enrique Barbero
    Pages 291-337
  7. Christophe Bouvet, Natthawat Hongkarnjanakul, Samuel Rivallant, Jean-Jacques Barrau
    Pages 339-392
  8. Robin Olsson, Rickard Juntikka, Leif E. Asp
    Pages 393-426
  9. Bruno Castanié, Yulfian Aminanda, Jean-Jacques Barrau, Pascal Thevenet
    Pages 427-489
  10. J. Aubry, P. Navarro, I. Tawk, S. Marguet, J. F. Ferrero, S. Lemaire et al.
    Pages 545-575

About this book


This book presents a broad view of the current state of the art regarding the dynamic response of composite and sandwich structures subjected to impacts and explosions. Each chapter combines a thorough assessment of the literature with original contributions made by the authors. 
The first section deals with fluid-structure interactions in marine structures.  The first chapter focuses on hull slamming and particularly cases in which the deformation of the structure affects the motion of the fluid during the water entry of flexible hulls. Chapter 2 presents an extensive series of tests underwater and in the air to determine the effects of explosions on composite and sandwich structures.  Full-scale structures were subjected to significant explosive charges, and such results are extremely rare in the open literature.  Chapter 3 describes a simple geometrical theory of diffraction for describing the interaction of an underwater blast wave with submerged structures.
The second section addresses the problem of impact on laminated composite structures with chapters devoted to ballistic impacts on pre-stressed composite structures, tests developed to simulate dynamic failure in marine structures, damage mechanisms and energy absorption in low velocity impacts, perforation, the numerical simulation of intra and inter-ply damage during impact, and hail impact on laminated composites.
Sandwich structures with laminated facings are considered in Section 3 with chapters dealing with the discrete modeling of honeycomb core during the indentation of sandwich structures, the behavior of fold core sandwich structures during impact, and impact on helicopter blades. The fourth section consists of two chapters presenting experimental results and numerical simulation of composite structures subjected to crash.

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and engineers interested and involved in analysis and design of composite structures. 


Composite materials Explosions Hull slamming Impact on composite structures Marine structures Sandwich structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Abrate
    • 1
  • Bruno Castanié
    • 2
  • Yapa D. S. Rajapakse
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering andSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.INSA ToulouseInstitut Clément AderToulouse Cedex 4France
  3. 3.Program Manager, Solid Mechanics, One Liberty Center (Suite 1425)Office of Naval Research (ONR 332)ArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5328-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5329-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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