An Experimentally Validated Numerical Method for Investigating the Air Blast Response of Basalt Composite Plates

Sedat Süsler, Hasan Kurtaran, Halit S. Türkmen, Zafer Kazancı, Valentina Lopresto

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Nonlinear air blast response of basalt composite plates is analysed by using a generalized differential quadrature (GDQ) method, which requires less solution time and decreases the complexity compared to finite element method. A test environment that contains a shock tube is designed and set to experiment on the transient response of blast loaded laminated plates. Experimental and numerical results show a good agreement in terms of displacement, strain and acceleration versus time. The responses of glass/epoxy, Kevlar/epoxy and carbon/epoxy composite plates are also investigated by using GDQ method and the results are compared with the basalt/epoxy composite plate and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-454
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Issue number6
Early online date03 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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