Few in the aerospace community will doubt the severity of barely visible impact damage (BVID) and the constraints it places on the fuel efficiency of the current generation of aircraft. However, the impact of BVID becomes even more pronounced when considered in the light of the stringent emission targets set out in ACARE 2050. This article presents a model developed at the University of Bath for predicting the residual strength of aircraft structures based on delamination growth caused by surface ply buckling/blistering: the Strip model.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||JEC Composites Magazine|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|