Indentation of composite sandwich panels with aluminum foam core: An experimental parametric study

@inproceedings{Li2014IndentationOC,
  title={Indentation of composite sandwich panels with aluminum foam core: An experimental parametric study},
  author={Zhiyou Li and Zhijun Zheng and Jilin Yu and Jing Yang},
  year={2014}
}
Quasi-static indentation tests were carried out to investigate the mechanical responses of sandwich panels with composite face sheets and aluminum foam core. The energy absorption, specific energy absorption and energy-absorbing effectiveness factor of rigid-supported composite sandwich panels were evaluated and compared. The deformation of upper face sheets, foam cores and lower face sheets was captured. The effects of several key parameters, including the face sheet thickness, the core… CONTINUE READING