Deformation modes in fiberglass under weak impact

E. Zaretsky, O. Igra, A. Z. Zhuk, A. A. Lash

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Spall strength and shock front structure of commercial fiberglass were studied at pressures between 0.3-0.8 GPa, using Doppler velocity interferometer technique (VISAR). Substantial changes in the spall strength and shock front rise time were observed. These changes allow us to propose that fiberglass performs three modes of the deformation at the different levels of compression curve similar to porous materials and some dispersed composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-331
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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