WP3 – Advanced Dynamic Testing Methods

Advanced high strain rate testing of carbon epoxy composites using 3D high speed digital image correlation (DIC)

Carbon epoxy composites in the transverse direction were tested in tension using the Split Hopkinson bar facility of MST-DyMaLab of Ghent University, using the developed high speed 3D digital image correlation system. [Results were presented in the International Conference on Experimental Mechanics ICEM18, Brussels Belgium, July 2018]

Advanced high strain rate testing of basalt and glass epoxy composites

Basalt and glass epoxy composites were also tested in tension using the split Hopkinson bar facility of MST-DyMaLab of Ghent University using high speed DIC technique. [Results were presented in the European Conference on Composite Materials ECCM18, Special EXTREME session, Athens Greece, June 2018]

Advanced static and dynamic testing of epoxy resins enhanced with silica nanoparticles

Enhanced epoxy resins with different weight percentages of silica-nanoparticles were tested under quasi-static and dynamic conditions at MST-DyMaLab of Ghent University. 3D digital image correlation was used to measure strains and full shape deformation. (see attached image no. 2) [Results were presented in the European Conference on Composite Materials ECCM18, Special EXTREME session, Athens Greece, June 2018]