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Flores-Johnson, E. A. and Li, Q. M. (2011) Experimental study of the indentation of sandwich panels with carbon fibre-reinforced polymer face sheets and polymeric foam core. Composites Part B, 42 (5). pp. 1212-1219. ISSN 1359-8368

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    This paper presents experimental studies on the quasi-static indentation of a rigid indenter into sandwich panels with carbon fibre-reinforced polymer face and polymeric foam core. It was found that both nose shape and foam core density have large influence on the indentation response of the sandwich panels in terms of absorbed energy, indentation at failure and damage area. A dependency of the indentation load on the supporting condition was observed. It was also found that the difference in indentation resistance between the sandwich panel and its corresponding core material depends on the core density.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Layered structures; Mechanical testing; Indenter nose shape
    Subjects: Engineering
    Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Mr Emmanuel Flores
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 13:41
    Last Modified: 15 May 2011 13:41
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/410

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