Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Stress Propagation in a Hierarchical Energy Dissipating Composite Based on NPSL

[+] Author Affiliations
Baozhi Xie

Changzhou Vocational Institute of Light Industry, Changzhou, China

Ling Liu, Lin Zhang

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Paper No. IMECE2015-52895, pp. V014T11A029; 4 pages
  • ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis; Materials: Genetics to Structures
  • Houston, Texas, USA, November 13–19, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5757-1
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


Developing advanced energy absorption materials and structures is of both fundamental scientific interest and great technological importance. In this study, we investigate the energy absorption capability of a new composite material under impact loading by using ANSYS and LS-DYNA. This new composite is composed of polymeric matrix and Nanoporous Particle Suspended Liquid (NPSL) fillers. NPSL fillers are embedded in a polymeric matrix to form a composite protective layer on a rigid substrate. A numerical method based on the PLANE162 finite element scheme has been developed specifically to investigate the effects of the various material parameters on the energy absorption efficiency provided by the NPSL-based composite. Among these parameters, activation pressure is at the NPSL level, while filler diameter and spacing are at the composite level. All these parameters show pronounced effects on the mechanical properties of the composite, and they can be engineered by fine-tuning the processing techniques.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In