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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 129864, 10 pages
Damage Characterization of Polypropylene Honeycomb Sandwich Panels Subjected to Low-Velocity Impact
1School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Received 15 July 2013; Revised 2 October 2013; Accepted 2 October 2013
Academic Editor: John W. Gillespie
Copyright © 2013 Freeda A. Amir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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