Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID) can occur when laminated composite material is subject to out-of-plane impact loads and can result in a significant reduction in compressive strength. This paper will report on compression testing of laminates optimised to maximise damage tolerance. Results show an increase of up to 29% in Compression After Impact (CAI) strength in comparison to a baseline configuration.
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|
|Event||17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jul 2009 → 31 Jul 2009
|Conference||17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17|
|Country||UK United Kingdom|
|Period||27/07/09 → 31/07/09|
Rhead, A., Butler, R., & Baker, N. (2009). Compression Testing of Laminates Optimised for Damage Tolerance. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom.