Dynamic responses of 3-D multi-structured knitted composite t-beam under transverse impact

Jiwei Zhang, Hong Hu, Baozhong Sun, Bohong Gu

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The dynamic responses of a new kind of multi-structured knitted composite T-beam under transverse impact were investigated with a modified split Hopkinson pressure bar. The multi-structured knitted composite is composed of two knitted fabrics: biaxial warp-knitted fabric and weft double-faced interlock knitted fabric. The impact load-displacement curves were obtained to analyze the influences of impact velocity and flange height on the damage of the T-beam. A user-defined material behavior and critical damage area failure criterion were developed to calculate the impact damage evolution. The failure mechanisms of the T-beam with different flange height were discussed from the finite element results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-180
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • 3-dimensional reinforcement
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Impact behavior
  • T-beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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