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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Joined UCL: June 2018

Kunhou He

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

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Research Area

Mechanical Engineering

Research Outline

A Study on the Behaviour of Marine Structures under a Sudden Impact in Cold Climate Condition.

The aims of the project are to characterise the crashworthiness of composite structures under impact loads and to develop computational models for the impact response analysis of composite structures. The mechanical properties of composite materials with varying loading speed (or strain rates) and temperatures (low and elevated temperatures) will be identified from testing and the constitutive equations of composite materials will be formulated based on the test database. Types of loading to be considered will include blast pressure loads associated with explosions and ballistic impact loads due to local denting/perforation or gun fires as well as quasi-static loads. Nonlinear finite element method models will be developed to compute the crashworthiness of composite structures under impact loads. Full scale testing on composite structures will be undertaken to validate the developed computational models.

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