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Showing papers in "Composite Structures in 2016"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors evaluate the elastic properties of the fiber reinforced 3D printed structures and predict elastic properties using an Average Stiffness (VAS) method using the MarkOne by Mark Forged 3D printer.

416 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the performance of composite panels composed of auxetic cellular cores and metal facets for blast resistance applications is numerically studied, taking into account the rate-dependent effects.

259 citations


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TL;DR: An overview of the topic is presented in this article, including state-of-the-art review and future directions to increase innovation in developing both these materials and structures, as well as future directions for developing these materials.

222 citations


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TL;DR: A comprehensive review of the various research methods and theory calculation models that are employed in engineering to study the static and dynamic vibration characteristics of viscoelastic damping material (VDM) formed structures is presented in this article.

204 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, an overview of the developments made in the area of natural fibres reinforced composites, in terms of their physical and mechanical properties, and crashworthiness properties, is presented.

180 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a rigorous review concerning the state-of-the-art results and advances on drilling solutions of hybrid FRP/Ti composite was presented by referring to the wide comparisons among literature analyses.

179 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the effects of different failure criteria including Puck, Hashin and Chang-Chang criteria on the dynamic progressive failure properties of carbon fiber composite laminates are explored.

178 citations


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Guangyong Sun1, Shunfeng Li1, Qiang Liu1, Guangyao Li1, Qing Li2 
TL;DR: In this article, the authors compared the crashworthiness of empty circular CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics) with CFRP/aluminum/steel tubes filled with aluminum foam or aluminum honeycomb under axial quasi-static crushing.

173 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, an elastic metamaterial with multiple dissipative resonators is presented for broadband wave mitigation by properly utilizing interactions from resonant motions and viscoelastic effects of the constitutive material.

168 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a nonlocal continuum model is developed for the nonlinear free vibration of size-dependent magneto-electro-elastic nanoplates subjected to external electric and magnetic potentials.

154 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a detailed review on plate/shell theories and solution methods for laminated and sandwich structures is given to update the current state-of-the-art and explain how particular and/or complex an approach can get.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the thermal buckling for functionally graded plates (FGPs) with internal defects (e.g., crack or cutout) using an effective numerical method, which employed the first-order shear deformation plate theory associated with extended isogeometric analysis and level sets.

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TL;DR: In this article, the flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams retrofitted with ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) is investigated and experimental results are compared with 3-D finite element analysis.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors presented a new simple four-unknown shear and normal deformations theory (sSNDT) for static, dynamic and buckling analyses of functionally graded material (FGM) isotropic and sandwich plates.

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TL;DR: In this article, a drill series with uncoated and diamond coated tungsten carbide hard metal tools were performed in two carbon-fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) laminates with significant differences in their microstructure.

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TL;DR: In this article, a self-similar regular hexagonal hierarchical honeycomb (HHH) is constructed by iteratively replacing each three-edge vertex of a base hexagonal network with a smaller regular hexagon up to second order.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of hybrid combinations of straight 0.2mm diameter steel fiber and various micro-fibers on the mechanical properties of UHPC was investigated and the results showed that combining a synthetic fiber with high strength, such as PE fiber, and steel fiber was effective for improving the tensile strength of ultra-high performance concrete.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the buckling load of two-dimensional functionally graded materials (2D-FGMs) was investigated for the first time to investigate the bucking of beams with different boundary conditions, assuming that the material properties of the beam vary in both axial and thickness directions according to the power-law form.

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TL;DR: In this article, a vibroacoustics analysis of auxetic gradient honeycomb composite structures with hexagonal configurations is presented, where two classes of gradient cellular layout are examined: one with continuously varying internal cell angle, the other with gradient cell wall aspect ratio across the surface of the honeycomb panel.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the free vibration characteristics of composite plates reinforced with single walled carbon nanotubes are investigated and the energy-based Ritz method with Chebyshev polynomials as the basis functions is implemented.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive set of thin-ply pseudo-ductile unidirectional interlayer hybrid composite materials comprising S-glass and a variety of thin carbon prepregs was designed and characterised.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a nonlinear dynamic stability analysis of embedded temperature-dependent viscoelastic plates reinforced by single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, analytical and finite element simulations are carried out to calculate the in-plane Poisson's ratio and Young's modulus of a novel concept of structure with honeycomb-like configuration under uniaxial loading.

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TL;DR: In this article, a group of hierarchically architected metamaterials constructed by replacing cell walls of regular honeycombs with hexagonal, kagome, and triangular lattices, respectively, are reported.

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TL;DR: In this article, the Finite Element Method (FEM) coupled with cohesive zone models (CZM) is used to perform a detailed stress analysis that enables the comparison between different planes in the joint and LO values.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a theoretical analysis of free vibration of a functionally graded beam with variable material properties along the beam length and thickness is presented, where the authors assume that material properties vary through the length according to a simple power law distribution with an arbitrary power index.

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TL;DR: In this article, the magnetic effect of anisotropic elastomer composites was measured using a rotational rheometer under an external magnetic field, and the results showed that as the magnetic field strength increases, the storage moduli increased depending on the angular frequency at a constant shear strain.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a simple mechanical model for buckling behavior of boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) surrounded by an elastic matrix is presented, where a nonlocal-continuum model is proposed for BNNT using the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory on an elastic mat.

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of fiber orientation on the flexural behavior of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) under quasi-static and impact loadings was investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, a multi-resolution statistical analysis method, employing the wavelet transform combined with principal component analysis (PCA), is used to extract the defective characteristics of impact damage.