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

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    • 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
    JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
    Journal publication date03 Jul 2018
    Early online date03 Jul 2018
    Publication statusEarly online date - 03 Jul 2018

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