Performance of composite panels subjected to underwater impulsive loading

F. Latourte, D. Grégoire, R. Bellur-Ramaswamy, H. D. Espinosa*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Optimization of the overall blast resistance of naval hulls made of composite materials relies on the ability of the structure to resist underwater explosion by energy dissipation. In this work, the performance of a composite solid panel is studied by numerical simulations, to estimate admissible loads and to capture dissipation mechanisms associated with the damage of the composite material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite Materials
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials


  • Composite panels
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Impulsive loadings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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