Repeated Air Blast Response of Sisal Fibers Reinforced Bio-composites

Zana Eren*, Zafer Kazancı, Halit S. Türkmen

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Bio-based composites have gained higher importance due to their low-cost, recycling and moderate mechanical properties. Engineering structures under blast, crush and other different pressure loadings can be manufactured using materials such as sisal based bio composites. In this study, sisal fiber reinforced plastics have numerically been investigated under singular and repeated blast pressure effects. To make a prediction for experimental procedures in next phase, LS-DYNA modeling capabilities has been investigated. For this purpose, different modeling techniques such as Lagrangian and coupled methods are used. Midpoint deflection and internal energy history curves have been plotted for glass fiber reinforced and sisal fiber reinforced plastics for comparison.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
Early online date30 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • bio composites
  • blast
  • impact
  • repeated
  • sisal fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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