Blast resistance and damage modelling of fibre metal laminates to blast loads

Galal F A Mohamed, Costas Soutis, Alma Hodzic

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    A robust and efficient computational model has been developed which is capable of modelling the dynamic non-linear behaviour of GLARE panels subjected to blast loadings. Numerical model validation have been performed considering case studies of GLARE panels subjected to a blast-type pressure pulse for which experimental data on the back-face deflection and post-damage observations were available. Excellent agreement of mid-point deflections and evidence of severe yield line deformation were shown and discussed against the performed blast tests. A further parametric study identified GLARE as a potential blast attenuating structure, exhibiting superior blast potential against monolithic aluminium plates. It was concluded that further work needed to be carried out to take into account the influence of geometry (cylindrical structures), pre-pressurisation effects and boundary conditions. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)619-636
    Number of pages17
    JournalApplied Composite Materials
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


    • Blast resistance
    • Damage
    • Fibre metal laminates
    • Finite element analysis


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