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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15376494.2018.1478049
  • Title of Journal : MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-454

Abstract

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.