Experimental and numerical studies on the buckling and post-buckling behavior of single blade-stiffened CFRP panels

Kolanu, Naresh Reddy and Raju, Gangadharan and M, Ramji (2018) Experimental and numerical studies on the buckling and post-buckling behavior of single blade-stiffened CFRP panels. Composite Structures. ISSN 0263-8223 (In Press)

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The aim of this study is to experimentally investigate the stability behavior and failure characteristics of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite panels with secondary bonded blade stiffener under compression. Various experimental techniques like 3D-digital image correlation (DIC), acoustic emission (AE), strain gaging and infrared thermography were employed together for capturing the buckling, post-buckling response and failure characteristics of test panels. The 3D-DIC technique was employed for determining the buckling and post-buckling displacement fields of the test panel. The strain gage data was used for accurate prediction of the onset of buckling phenomenon of the test panels. Parametric data obtained from the AE technique was analysed for identifying and classifying the various damage events encountered in the test panel. In addition, finite element simulation of the CFRP stiffened panel under compression was performed to validate the experimental post-buckling results. In this work, Hashin’s failure criteria was used to study the initiation of various failure modes in the critical regions of the stiffened panel. The proposed unified experimental approach can provide more insights on the post-buckling behavior and failure characteristics of single blade stiffened CFRP panels, thereby helping engineers in designing damage tolerant composite structures.

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Raju, GangadharanUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blade stiffened composite panel, Buckling, Post-buckling, Digital image correlation, Acoustic emission
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 11:19
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3906
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.015
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0263-8223/
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