Numerical methods for the study of the damage behavior of aeronautical components subjected to im...

Employer
Università degli Studi della Campania
Location
Italy
Posted
October 02 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The use of composite materials keeps growing in several industrial fields thanks to their excellent properties in terms of specific strength and stiffness when compared to the metallic alloys of the same weight. Nevertheless, these materials have shown a limited damage tolerance when subjected to impacts. Generally, high velocity impacts produce a localized and deep damage, having a high chance to be detected during maintenance inspections. On the other hand, low velocity impacts involve complex events such as in plane damage (fibre breakage and matrix cracking) and out of plane damage (delamination) that can be barely detected by a visual inspection



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