Application of modal analysis for evaluation of the impact resistance of aerospace sandwich materials

Abstract : Impact resistance of different types of composite sandwich beams is evaluated by studying vibration response changes (natural frequency and damping ratio). This experimental works will help aerospace structural engineer in assess structural integrity using classification of impact resistance of various composite sandwich beams (entangled carbon and glass fibers, honeycomb and foam cores). Low velocity impacts are done below the BVID limit in order to detect damage by vibration testing that is hardly visible on the surface. Experimental tests are done using both burst random and sine dwell testing in order to have a better confidence level on the extracted modal parameters. Results show that the entangled sandwich beams have a better resistance against impact as compared to classical core materials.
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Amir Shahdin, Joseph Morlier, Guilhem Michon, Laurent Mezeix, Christophe Bouvet, et al.. Application of modal analysis for evaluation of the impact resistance of aerospace sandwich materials. IMAC XXIX, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics : Advanced Aerospace Applications, Jan 2011, Jacksonville, United States. pp.171-177. ⟨hal-01852755⟩

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