The Impact Failure and Energy Dissipation Mechanism of Polyethylene Laminates

  • Zaiqin Shu (舒在勤)
  • Fan Zhang
  • Weimin Wang
  • Zhengyi Fu
  • Wenjie Chen
  • Jinyong Zhang (张金咏)Email author
Organic Materials


The damage mechanism and energy dissipation of the Polyethylene (PE) laminates in impacting was investigated. It was found that the dissipated energy of the impacting sphere bullet by the 1-mm-thick PE plate firstly increased with the impacting velocity increasing from 50 to about 300 m/s, and then decreased with the impacting velocity increasing up to 600 m/s. According to the measured deformation and damage degree, a numerical simulation of the dissipated energy was made and obvious offset was found with the experimental results. The quasi-static properties of the PE fibers, decreasing with increase in tensile velocity, may be the main reason for the offset.

Key words

polyethylene ballistic impact energy dissipation strain rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zaiqin Shu (舒在勤)
    • 1
  • Fan Zhang
    • 1
  • Weimin Wang
    • 1
  • Zhengyi Fu
    • 1
  • Wenjie Chen
    • 2
  • Jinyong Zhang (张金咏)
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Institute of Material Science and EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.System Design Institute of Hubei Aerospace Technology AcademyWuhanChina

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