Damage modelling of repeatedly impacted square fibre reinforced polymer composite tube

Guades, Ernesto and Aravinthan, Thiru and Manalo, Allan and Islam, Mainul (2013) Damage modelling of repeatedly impacted square fibre reinforced polymer composite tube. Materials and Design, 47. pp. 687-697. ISSN 0264-1275


This paper proposed a lifetime prediction model to characterise the damage response of square fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes under repeated axial impact. The model, which is a function of damage parameter D and normalised impact number Nf, used an energy-based approach. Series of impact and quasi-static compressive tests on composite tubes were undertaken to determine the required parametric values and to validate the reliability of the proposed model. Testing was performed by axially impacting 100mm FRP pultruded tubes to 130 repeated impacts or up to collapse using a drop-mass type impact apparatus. The quasi-static compressive test was conducted using a 2000kN capacity servo-hydraulic compressive testing machine. Results showed that the impact fatigue curve of the composite tubes follows a power function relationship. The variation of incident energies Ein between the fitting curve and experimental data is less than 3%. A good agreement is observed between the experimental data points and the prediction model.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 23:56
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2015 05:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: repeated impact damage modelling; life time prediction; impact behaviour; energy absorption behaviour
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2012.12.051
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22847

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