Characterizing and constitutive modelling of aramid fibres at high strain rates

Tan, V. B. C. and Zeng, X. S. and Shim, V. P. W. (2008) Characterizing and constitutive modelling of aramid fibres at high strain rates. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 35 (11). pp. 1303-1313. ISSN 0734-743X

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The quasi-static and rate-dependent mechanical properties of aramid yarns are presented together with a study on different methods of securing yarn specimens in tensile tests. While capstans were found to be suitable for quasi-static tests, they either were not strong enough or had too high inertia for dynamic tests in a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar setup. Instead, specially designed clamps were used. A viscoelastic material model to describe the mechanical behavior of the yarns, including failure, is also presented. The material model was employed in the computational simulation of ballistic penetration of woven aramid fabrics. Comparison of the simulations and actual ballistic tests showed that predictions of the energy absorbed by the fabric were in good agreement with the experiments.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 01:07
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 02:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aramid yarns; high strain rate; Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar test; constitutive modeling; ballistic impact
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400204 Automotive safety engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810102 Army
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