Modeling of the Crash Behaviour of Edge Loaded Sandwich Structures with Fibre Reinforced Polymer Faces

  • S. Kerth
  • M. Maier
  • M. Nohr
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This paper focuses on the crash behaviour of sandwich structural parts with foam cores and FRP-faces which are loaded normally to their thickness direction. A basic methodology for numerical simulation of sandwich structures with foam cores is presented. The material properties of PMI foam are derived from material tests and the material cards for numerical crash simulation with LS-DYNA3D are generated semi-automatically. It is focused on the modeling of the adhesive joints between core and faces complex sandwich geometries the simulation of core-face separation.


Fibre Reinforce Polymer Sandwich Structure Adhesive Joint Sandwich Panel Foam Core 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kerth
    • 1
  • M. Maier
    • 1
  • M. Nohr
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbHKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Forschung und TechnikDaimlerBenz AGUlmGermany

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