Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—This study deals with damage investigation on KFRP/CFRP composite laminates subjected to low-velocity impact using a drop-weight impact test. The three variations of composite laminates including KFRP, CFRP and KFRP-CFRP composite laminates were tested. The results from KFRP and CFRP composite laminates were used to estimate the fracture energy of each material for KFRP-CFRP composite simulation. The goal is to model the complicated failure surface of KFRP-CFRP composite laminates using damage evolution models and also cohesive elements for interfacial failure between different composites. A good agreement with experimental results was found.
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