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A Multi-Scale Approach for Characterizing the Mechanical Behavior of Pin-Reinforced Composite Sandwich Structures with Digital Image Correlation

dc.contributor.advisorBruck, Hugh Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrandveen, Bianca Reneeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T05:33:28Z
dc.date.available2013-07-04T05:33:28Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/14307
dc.description.abstractIn the last 10 years, pin–reinforced composite sandwich structures have become an interesting research topic in aerospace and naval engineering because of their low weight and high compressive properties. Current models lack rigorous physical understanding of the mechanics of these structures and do not accurately predict their performance. This hybrid numerical–experimental research approach investigates the compressive and flexural mechanical behavior of these materials and also characterizes and models the mechanical response in the form of full–field displacements and strains using Digital Image Correlation (DIC). This thesis establishes an experimental mechanics characterization approach spanning several length scales, including: single pins, representative volume elements, contoured beams, and cylindrical shells with 6” radius of curvature. The previously assumed deformation response of pins within the composite was substantiated with 2D and 3D DIC and extrapolated to the macroscale for both straight and contoured composites.en_US
dc.titleA Multi-Scale Approach for Characterizing the Mechanical Behavior of Pin-Reinforced Composite Sandwich Structures with Digital Image Correlationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcompositeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDigital Image Correlationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledK-Coren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpin-reinforceden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsandwich structureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledX-Coren_US


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