This paper aims to present the potential of using aligned single-layer graphene sheets to reinforce the methyl methacrylate cantilever beam in low-velocity impact problem.
The Halpin–Tsai law is applied to compute the mechanical properties of isotropic polymer beam reinforced by aligned graphene sheet. Using both longitudinal and lateral displacements in composite beam, all components of the stress and strain fields are written. The equations of motion are derived by applying energy method, generalized Lagrange equations and Ritz method.
The analytical formulation accuracy is corroborated by comparing the present results with those available in the literature. Numerical examples indicate that the contact duration is decreased with increasing of graphene volume fraction, whereas the values of peak contact force, shear strain and shear stress at peak contact force tend to be vice versa. Also, among the results, shear stress at the peak contact force has the most effect with graphene volume fraction changes.
This research fulfils an identified need to investigate how graphene-reinforced beam behavior subjected to low-velocity impact can be enabled.
Alhusseini, R.S.S., Qanber, A.S.G., Al-Kasob, B.D.H., Jasim, M.H. and Ranjbar, M. (2021), "Effect of graphene on the methyl methacrylate beam under lateral low-velocity impact", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 389-396. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJE-02-2020-0053
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