Studies on shape memory alloy-embedded GFRP composites for improved post-impact damage strength

Embedding shape memory alloys (SMAs) in composites is a promising method resistance against impact loading. In the present paper, an attempt is made to quantify the improvement in damage mitigation properties of FRP (fibre reinforced plastic) composites by embedding SMA. Numerical modelling of low velocity impact was carried out to predict the delamination in composites and composites embedded with SMA and steel wires. Through modelling, effect of location and quantity of SMA material in decreasing the impact induced delamination size was also studied. Compression after impact (CAI) tests were carried out on pristine and SMA hybrid composite (SMAHC) specimens to quantify the change in damage resistance. Experimental results show an improvement in compressive load-carrying capacity after impact in SMAHC as compared to pristine composites. Experimental results match well with numerical findings in terms of; location of placement of SMA wire and optimum quantity of SMA wires.

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  • Authors:
    • Gupta, Amit Kumar
    • Velmurugan, R
    • Joshi, Makarand
    • Gupta, N K
  • Publication Date: 2019-7

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  • Accession Number: 01706993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 3:01PM