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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Peroni, M. (author), Koene, L. (author), Krabbenborg, D. (author), Solomos, G. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
This paper presents the results of an experimental research aimed at assessing the material performance of adobe bricks in compression for a wide range of induced strain rates, from statics to high velocity impact. Adobe connotes a traditional masonry whose bricks are made of sundried soil mixtures possibly reinforced with natural fibres and...
article 2020
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Simons, E.C. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Alumina ceramic is often used in armour systems. This material is known to have a brittle response under tensile loading, while a ductile response is found when sufficiently high pressures are reached. During projectile impact a ceramic material experiences both tensile loading and high pressures, hence fails in both a brittle and ductile way....
article 2019
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Li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Koene, L. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A local damage model is proposed for the numerical assessment of the static performance of Adobe masonry components. The model was applied to simulate the experimental behaviour of sundried soil bricks and mud mortar tested in uniaxial compression and bending. Numerical simulations of the model are made mesh objective by means of a rate...
article 2019
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li Piani, T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Koene, L. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
conference paper 2018
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Pereira, L.F. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The development of realistic numerical tools to efficiently model the response of concrete structures subjected to close-in detonations and high velocity impact has been one of the major quests in defense research. Under these loading conditions, quasi-brittle materials undergo a multitude of failure (damage) mechanisms. Dynamic tensile failure ...
article 2016
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
A glass-polymer system of a polyurethane elastomeric matrix with a single 3 mm-diameter glass particle was investigated using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) setup for revealing the dynamic compressive mechanical response. This study produced the characteristics of the dynamic stress-strain relation and the relations for the rate...
article 2016
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
Multiple-particles-polymer systems of a polyurethane elastomeric matrix embedding 25wt.% and 50wt.% 0.5 mm-diameter PMMA particles were investigated using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) setup for revealing the dynamic compressive mechanical response. Taking the 25wt.%-particles-polymer system as a reference case, the characteristics of...
article 2016
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The dynamic mechanical behaviour of a soft polymer material (Clear Flex 75) was studied using a split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) apparatus. Mechanical properties have been determined at moderate to high strain rates. Real time deformation and fracture were recorded using a high-speed camera. Fracture micrographs were examined to explore the...
article 2015
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The dynamic tensile mechanical response of a soft polymer material (Clear Flex 75) is investigated using a split Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB). Stress-strain relations are derived to reveal the mechanical properties at moderate and high strain rates. These relations appear to be rate dependent. Under static loading, the polymer exhibits an...
article 2015
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Fan, J.T. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The glass interface effect on dynamic tensile response of a soft polyurethane elastomeric polymer material has been investigated by subjecting a glass-polymer system of this polymer material matrix embedded a single 3 mm-diameter glass particle to impact loading in a split Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB) setup. The characteristics of the dynamic...
article 2015
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Pereira, L. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
The development of realistic numerical tools to efficiently model the response of concrete structures subjected to close-in detonations and high velocity impacts has been one of the major quests in defense research. Under these loading conditions, quasi-brittle materials undergo a multitude of failure (damage) mechanisms. Dynamic tensile failure...
conference paper 2015
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