Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 144–146 | Cite as

Novel Design Methods for Composite Structures under High-Strain-Rate Loading Conditions

  • A. Hornig
  • H. BöhmEmail author
  • N. Modler
  • M. Gude
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


Fiber- and textile-reinforced composite materials are predestined for the application in high-performance lightweight constructions due to the extreme mechanical and technical requirements. In this respect, the design and dimensioning of structural components accounting for the configuration of the reinforcement, the rate dependency of the composite constituents, the direction of loading and the high-velocity loading conditions is still challenging. For this, an in-depth understanding of relevant material specific phenomena as well as according modeling approaches is required. Here, a methodology for glass-polypropylene (GF/PP) hybrid yarn-based composites is presented, which supports an adequate design process of composite structures under high rate loading.


Thermoplastic composite Textile composite High rate loading Lightweight 



This study was supported financially by Fundamental Research Program of the Korean Institute of Materials Science (KIMS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenInstitute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer TechnologyDresdenGermany

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