1st Edition

Composite Materials High Strain Rate Studies

Edited By R. Velmurugan, Dong Ruan, S. Gurusideswar Copyright 2024
    364 Pages 314 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Summarizing the recent advances in high strain rate testing, this book discusses techniques for designing, executing, analyzing, and interpreting the results of experiments involving the dynamic behavior of multifunctional materials such as metals, polymers, fiber-reinforced polymers, hybrid laminates and so forth. The book also discusses analytical and numerical modeling of materials under high-velocity impact loading and other environmental conditions. Recent advances in characterization techniques such as digital image correlation and computed tomography for high strain rate applications are included.


    • Presents exclusive material on high-rate properties of fiber-reinforced composites
    • Provides numerical techniques on the analysis and enriched data on the high strain rate behavior of materials
    • Explores cutting-edge techniques and experimental guidelines for an array of different materials subjected to high strain rate loading
    • Explains clear understanding of material behavior at various strain rates
    • Reviews mechanical response of different materials at high strain rates

    This book is aimed at researchers and professionals in mechanical, materials, and aerospace engineering.

    1. Strain Rate Studies on Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials for Tensile and Compressive Behaviour Under Impact Loading: A Review

    Navya Gara, Jayaganthan Rengaswamy and Velmurugan Ramachandran

    2. Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Materials at High Strain Rates

    Mayand Malik and Prateek Saxena

    3. High Strain Studies of Polymer and Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

    S. Gurusideswar, Dong Ruan and R. Velmurugan

    4. High Strain Rate Testing Using Drop Mass Tower and Non-Contact Strain Measurement Techniques

    S. Gurusideswar and R. Velmurugan

    5. Effect of High Strain Rate on the Tensile Behaviour of 3D Printed ABS Polymer

    Itkankhya Mahapatra, Dong Ruan, R. Velmurugan and R. Jayaganthan

    6. Effects of Different Strain Rates on the Tensile Properties of Bi-Directional Glass/Epoxy, Carbon/Epoxy and Interply Hybrid Composites Using DIC

    K. Naresh, K. Shankar and R. Velmurugan

    7. Rate-Dependent Cohesive Zone Modelling for Polyurea–Steel Interface

    Saravanan M. K., Siva Prasad A.V.S. and Raguraman Munusamy

    8. A Study on the Dynamic Behaviour of Multilayered Aluminium Alloy A5083 Due to Loading at High Strain Rates

    Sanjay Kumar, Anoop Kumar Pandouria, Purnashis Chakraborty and Vikrant Tiwari

    9. High Strain Rate Tensile Testing of High-Strength Steel Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

    Makhan Singh, Kartikeya Kartikeya, Dhruv Narayan and Naresh Bhatnagar

    10. High Strain Rate Testing of Automotive Sheet Steel with Evaluation of a Double-Cell Crash Box

    Pundan Kumar Singh, Ankit Kumar, Abhishek Raj, Rahul K. Verma and C. Lakshmana Rao

    11. Role of Notch Location and Loading Rate on Tensile Strength of Glass/Epoxy Composites

    Ruchir Shrivastava and K. K. Singh

    12. Impact Analysis of Concrete Structure Using a Rate-Dependent Damage Model

    K. Akshaya Gomathi and Amirtham Rajagopal

    13. A Novel Pulse-Shaping Technique to Forecast the Behavior of Brittle Material Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

    Shivani Verma, M.D. Goel and N. N. Sirdesai

    14. Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Behaviour of Ceramic Material and the Effectiveness of Pulse Shapers

    V. B. Brahmadathan and C. Lakshmana Rao

    15. Optimizing Pulse Shaper Dimensions for Testing Rocks in Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

    Venkatesh M. Deshpande and Tanusree Chakraborty

    16. Dynamic Strength Enhancement of Concrete in Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Test

    Kavita Ganorkar, M. D. Goel and Tanusree Chakraborty

    17. Static and Dynamic Strength and Failure in Fiber-Reinforced Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

    Shanideo N. Jadhava, Prakash Nanthagopalan and Krishna Jonnalagadda

    18. Dynamic Characterization of Goat Tibia

    Ankit Malik, Nishant K. Sahu, Sudipto Mukherjee, Anoop Chawla and Naresh V. Datla

    19. FE Study on the Effect of Angle of Impact on the Performance of Aluminium Plate against an Ogive Projectile

    Vimal Kumar and Aman Kumar

    20. Ballistic Performance of Oblique Impact on Monolithic and Layered in-Contact Metallic Targets against Ogival-Shaped Projectiles

    Manoj Kumar and Nidhi Kumari

    21. Parametric Study on Ballistic Impact Response of Ceramic-Composite Armour

    Sagar Ghatke, Sunil Nimje, Ashish Mohan, Ramdas Chennamsetti and Rajendra Gupta

    22. A Numerical Investigation on UHMWPE Composite Panel Subjected to Ballistic Impact with Lead Core Projectiles

    Joseph Solomon and Puneet Mahajan

    23. High-Velocity Impact Response of Titanium/Composite Laminates: An Analytical Modeling

    Ankush P. Sharma and R. Velmurugan

    24. Transient Dynamic Response of Clay Brick Masonry Walls of Varying Aspect Ratios against Low-Velocity Impact Load

    K. Senthil, Ankush Thakur, S. Rupali, A. P. Singh M. A. Iqbal

    25. A 3D Shear Deformation Theory for the Dynamic Response of 3D Braided Composite Shells under Low-Velocity Impact

    Pabitra Majia and Bhrigu Nath Singh

    26. Mechanical Characterization of Bio-Sandwich Structures with Composite Skins and Coconut Shell Powder-Filled Epoxy Core

    Ankush P. Sharma, S. Manojkumar, R. Velmurugan and K. Kanny

    27. Numerical Investigation of the Influence of the Design Parameters on the Blast Mitigation Response of Steel Plate Subjected to Free-Air Blasts

    A. Prakash, A. V. S. Siva Prasad and Raguraman Munusamy

    28. Numerical Simulation of Water Tank Used for Underwater Blast Testing

    M. D. Goel and Nenshol Jayant Anand

    29. Performance of RC Plates Subjected to Explosive Loading

    Vimal Kumar

    30. Blast Response Analysis of Composite Column

    A. S. Bhonge and M. D. Goel

    31. Characterization of Near-Field Blast Response of Aluminum Honeycomb Using Finite Element Simulations

    Rohit Sankrityayan, Anoop Chawla, Sudipto Mukherjee and Devendra K. Dubey

    32. Parametric Study on Blast Response Mitigation Using Tube-Reinforced Honeycomb Sandwich Structures

    Payal Shirbhate and Manmohan Dass Goel


    R. Velmurugan is a Senior Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. His areas of research include composite materials, nano materials, finite element analysis, structural crashworthiness and impact mechanics. He has completed many consultancies and sponsored projects from many DRDO labs, ISRO centers, government agencies and private industries. Dr. Velmurugan has published more than 300 papers in journals and conferences and guided many students for PhD, MS and MTech Degrees. Dr. Velmurugan has Google citation of more than 5,000 with an h-index of 40, an i-10 index of 116 and a Scopus h-index of 34.

    Dong Ruan is a Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include additive manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures, characterization of the mechanical properties of various materials at high strain rates and evaluation of the mechanical response of structures (such as multi-layered panels and tubes) under dynamic loadings. She has published over 240 academic papers in top international journals and prestigious international conferences. Dr. Ruan has secured over $20 million research grants from Australian Research Council (ARC), Defence Materials and Technology Centre (DMTC), Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC), CAST CRC and Rail Manufacturing CRC, among others. She has supervised more than 20 PhD students. Dr. Ruan has Google citation of more than 6,400 with h-index of 42 and i-10 index of 111.

    S. Gurusideswar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Madras, Kattankulathur, India. Prior to this, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. During his postdoc tenure, Dr. Gurusideswar worked on dynamic characterization of ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) material, which is developed for blast and impact-resistant structures. His areas of research include: composite structures, computer aided design, experimental mechanics, high strain rate characterization and digital image correlation (DIC) technique. Dr. Gurusideswar has published more than 20 academic papers in journals and conferences.