About this Research Topic
The impact analysis of natural fibre composites is a key current focus in understanding the structure and behaviour of these materials which have the potential for many applications. Impact analysis consists of low, high, ballistic and hyper-velocity impacts. This Research Topic will include both experimental and numerical analysis of various impacts on natural fibre composites. It will also highlight the structural differences of a number of natural fibre composites such as laminates, sandwich and nanocomposites. New insights into other damaging conditions such as fatigue, creep and quasi-static loading modes are also of great interest as these failure modes provide more information about the structural behaviour of composites over time and usage.
Another focus of this Research Topic will be damage characterization of composites and post-impact analysis of impact events. This will comprise of damage progressions, structural and durability monitoring of composites. There have been limited studies conducted into analysing the durability and damage of natural fibre composites after impact due to inconsistent properties, therefore methods such as dye-penetrant, c-scan and acoustic emission will be included to develop future studies. In addition to experimental analysis, numerical analysis is an alternative method used to predict the potential and behaviour of natural fibre composites in a number of various applications.
Potential topics could include but are not limited to:
• Impact analysis of natural fibre composites
• Damage and durability analysis of natural fibre composites
• Structural monitoring of natural fibre composites
• Damaging conditions such as fatigue, creep and quasi-static loading modes
• Failure analysis using finite element method
• Numerical simulation of impact properties
Keywords: Damage Characterization, Impact Analysis, Natural Fibre, Composites, Non-destructive testing
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