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Transverse impact in nano-polymeric shells

Grant number: 07/01043-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2007 - December 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Marcílio Alves
Grantee:Marcílio Alves
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This project aims to study the behaviour of pressurized shells under transverse impact of a mass. The shells are made of a polimeric material with the inclusion of nano-particles which enhance its impact strength. The experimental data will compared with a finite element simulation based on the programme EXPID, under development for a FAPESP project. (AU)