An experimentally validated numerical method for investigating the air blast response of basalt composite plates

SÜSLER S., Kurtaran H., Türkmen H. S., Kazanci Z., Lopresto V.

MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, vol.27, no.6, pp.441-454, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15376494.2018.1478049
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, DIALNET, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-454
  • Keywords: Basalt, experimental mechanics, laminated composite plate, first-order shear deformation, computational modeling, blast load, dynamic response, generalized differential quadrature, large deflection, shock tube, NONLINEAR DYNAMIC-BEHAVIOR, DIFFERENTIAL QUADRATURE, LAMINATED PLATES, STATIC ANALYSIS, ELEMENT-METHOD, VIBRATION, SHELLS, PANELS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nonlinear air blast response of basalt composite plates is analysed by using a generalized differential quadrature (GDQ) method, which requires less solution time and decreases the complexity compared to finite element method. A test environment that contains a shock tube is designed and set to experiment on the transient response of blast loaded laminated plates. Experimental and numerical results show a good agreement in terms of displacement, strain, and acceleration versus time. The responses of glass/epoxy, Kevlar/epoxy, and carbon/epoxy composite plates are also investigated by using GDQ method and the results are compared with the basalt/epoxy composite plate and discussed.