Documents in the NTIS Technical Reports collection are the results of federally funded research. They are directly submitted to or collected by NTIS from Federal agencies for permanent accessibility to industry, academia and the public.  Before purchasing from NTIS, you may want to check for free access from (1) the issuing organization's website; (2) the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System website; (3) the federal government Internet portal; or (4) a web search conducted using a commercial search engine such as
Accession Number ADA579696
Title Comparison of Low-Velocity Impact and Quasi-Static Indentation.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 22p
Personal Author B. D. Lawrence R. P. Emerson
Abstract The purpose of this investigation is to assess the potential interchangeability of key material response metrics as measured using quasi- static indentation (QSI) and low-velocity impact (LVI). This report compares the response of a S2/SC-15 glass /epoxy composite material subjected these two test methods. Specimens of 102 152 5.5 mm were quasi-statically indented at load rates in the range of 1.2 to 50 mm/min. Differences in material response over this range of loading rate were found to be negligible. The average value of peak input energy calculated from these QSI tests was used as the impact energy for subsequent LVI tests of identical specimens. Material tested using LVI (3.41 m/s velocity) exhibited higher initial stiffness and absorbed energy but with slightly lower maximum force and displacement values compared to material tested with QSI. Thirty QSI and LVI specimens were then evaluated with compression after impact (CAI) testing, and all specimens exhibited equivalent CAI strengths. Lightbox and cross-section analyses showed that material tested under LVI exhibited significantly less delamination and significantly more intralaminar fracture compared to QSI. For these reasons, LVI and QSI data are not interchangeable for this material system.
Keywords Composite materials
Damage tolerance
Low velocity
Low-velocity impact
Quasi-static indentation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71F - Composite Materials
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

Science and Technology Highlights

See a sampling of the latest scientific, technical and engineering information from NTIS in the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter

Acrobat Reader Mobile    Acrobat Reader