Penetration of Projectiles in Composite Laminates

  • B. P. Patel Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
  • S. K. Bhola Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
  • M. Ganapathi Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
  • D. P. Makhecha Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Keywords: Composite laminates, penetration phenomenon, FSDT, first-order shear deformation theory, deformation, strain, projectiles, targetplates, ballistic limit, advanced composite materials, composite materials, composite armour, shear, delamination

Abstract

This paper deals with the prediction of the penetration phenomenon of a cylindro-conical impactor on the ke;labepoxy-laminated composites using C eight-nded serendipity q&drilateral finite element
based on first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT). Local as well as global deformations during impact is considered in the evaluation of indentation, penetration, and perforation phases. Local strains
during impact have been evaluated using the hypothesis made from the available experimental observations of bulging during penetration. A detailed parametric study, considering various projectiles
and target plate variables, has been carried out to find their effect on the response of the plate, and ballistic parameters, such as ballistic limit and absorbed energy.
Published
2004-04-01
How to Cite
PatelB., BholaS., GanapathiM., & MakhechaD. (2004). Penetration of Projectiles in Composite Laminates. Defence Science Journal, 54(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.54.2027
Section
Armaments & Explosives