This project was sponsored by two companies interested in promoting the use of pultruded
glass fibre/polyester composites in the construction of freight containers. Thus, the
research was to understand and quantify the damage mechanisms caused by low velocity
impact on the composite system and to produce a finite element impact model to further
the understanding of these events [continued]…
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
European Intermodal Products and Maunsell Structural Plastics.