Low velocity impact response of Automated Fiber Placement Advanced Placed Ply composites

Rutger Kok, R. Cuvillo, Veronica Rodriguez Garcia, J. Pernas-Sánchez, J. Artero Guerrero, R Guzman de Villoria, Francisca Martinez-Hergueta

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This study explores the influence of the internal architecture in the low-velocity impact response of Automated Fiber Placement Advanced Placed Ply laminates. AP-PLY laminates with different lay-up are subjected to low velocity impact and compression after impact experiments. Different performance in terms of damage tolerance is obtained as a function of their internal architecture. Triaxial and quasi-isotropic AP-PLY configurations presented a reduced extension of the delamination in comparison to cross-ply panels. As a result, the cross-ply configuration exhibited a drastic loss in residual strength of 49.1% when subjected to 50 J of impact energy. Numerical simulations were employed to provide insight into the deformation and failure mechanisms (e.g., matrix cracking of directly impacted yarns, delamination or tow debonding), and assess the performance of AP-PLY against conventional angle-ply laminates, predicting larger delamination for the latter, showing the potential of the AP-PLY architecture to produce laminates with improved low-velocity impact performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number110636
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Early online date6 May 2024
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 May 2024

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