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Improvements in Numerical Modeling Methodology of Dry Woven Fabrics for Aircraft Engine Containment Systems

Abstract Woven fabric composite materials are widely used in the construction of aircraft engine fan containment systems, mostly due to their high strength to weight ratios and ease of implementation. The development of a predictive model for fan blade containment would provide great benefit to engine manufactures in shortened development cycle time, less risk in certification and fewer dollars lost to redesign/recertification cycles. A mechanistic user-defined material model subroutine has been developed at Arizona State University (ASU) that captures the behavioral response of these fabrics, namely Kevlar® 49, under ballistic loading. Previously developed finite element models used to validate the consistency of this material model neglected the e... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Fein, Jonathan (Author) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Advisor) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Ballistic / Containment / FAA / Kevlar / Material / Simulation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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