Dynamic response of 3D biaxial spacer weft-knitted composite under transverse impact

Yuanwan Liu, Lihua Lv, Baozhong Sun, Hong Hu, Bohong Gu

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The transverse impact of 3D biaxial spacer weft-knitted reinforced fabric composite is performed with a split Hopkinson pressure bar. The load versus displacement history of the composite under different impact velocities is obtained. The failure load and failure deformation both increase with the increasing of impact velocity. The energy absorption of the composite also increases with the increasing of impact velocity. The failure mode of the composite is compression failure in the front side and tension failure in the distal side. The matrix crack, fiber pullout and form interface debonding form the main failure mode for transverse impact loading. The composite has no delamination either for quasi-static loading or for transverse impact loading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1641
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D biaxial spacer weft-knitted composite
  • Split Hopkinson pressure bar
  • Transverse impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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