BFML

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BFMLBerrington Fund Management Limited (UK)
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The energy absorbed by BFRP layers in BFML plates accounts for more than 75% of total absorbed energy, indicating that BFRP is the main energy absorbing material.
Caption: Figure 6: Load-deflection relation of the thin BFML plate controlled by membrane force.
Caption: Figure 7: Load-deflection relation of the thick BFML plate controlled by bending force.
Caption: Figure 8: Debonding of the thick BFML plate under low energy impact.
Caption: Figure 9: Illustration of deflection components of the BFML plate under drop-weight impact.
Caption: Figure 10: Load-deflection relation of the thick BFML plate without debonding.
Caption: Figure 13: Failure modes of the BFML plate: (a) impacted face; (b) nonimpacted face.
Caption: Figure 15: Energy partition upon materials of BFML plates under drop-weight impact.
Caption: Figure 16: Comparison of calculated impact energy with the test results of BFML plates under drop-weight impact.
Caption: Figure 17: Absorbed energy and specific energy of BFML plates under drop-weight impact.
Specimen diameter (mm) 70 Projectile diameter (mm) 20 10 5 Tested (J) 14.42 5.90 2.92 Calculated (J) 10.53 5.27 2.63 Specimen diameter (mm) 100 Projectile diameter (mm) 20 10 5 Tested (J) 16.39 6.61 3.53 Calculated (J) 15.05 7.52 3.76 Table 8: Energy partition of BFML plates under drop-weight impact.
A simple methodology was used to prepare BFMLs, with five steps listed as follows: