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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2018, Article ID 7626075, 11 pages
Research Article

High-Energy Impact Behaviors of Hybrid Composite Plates Strengthened with 3D-UHMWPE Composites

1Department of Civil Engineering, Andong National University, Andong-Si, Gyeongsangbuk-Do, Republic of Korea
2Department of Architecture Engineering, Keimyung University, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu 42601, Republic of Korea
3Department of Civil Engineering, Keimyung University, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu 42601, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Chun-Ho Chang; moc.liamg@tnilcgnahc

Received 23 May 2017; Revised 16 December 2017; Accepted 27 December 2017; Published 23 January 2018

Academic Editor: Luigi Di Sarno

Copyright © 2018 Sang-Youl Lee 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.


This study deals with drop-impact effects of new hybrid concrete plates strengthened with an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The proposed 3D-UHMWPE results in excellent mechanical properties such as high abrasion resistance, impact strength, and low coefficient of friction. These special properties allow the product to be used in several high-performance applications. In this study, we used two kinds of high-performance materials for the impact reinforcement of a structure made of conventional materials such as a concrete. In particular, the impact mechanism of a fiber-concrete hybrid structure was studied using various parameters. The parametric studies are focused on the various effects of drop-impact on the structural performance. The combined effects of using different fiber-reinforced materials on the impact behavers are also investigated.