Thermoelastic stress and damage analysis using transient loading

Fruehmann, R.K, Dulieu-Barton, J.M. and Quinn, S. (2010) Thermoelastic stress and damage analysis using transient loading. Experimental Mechnanics, 50, (7), 1075-1086. (doi:10.1007/s11340-009-9295-9).


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Thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA) is often regarded as a laboratory based technique due to its requirement for a cyclic load. A modified methodology is proposed in which only a single transient load is used for the TSA measurement. Two methods of imparting the transient load are validated against calculations and the conventional TSA approach. Specimens with different damage severities are tested and it is shown that the modified TSA method has the potential to be applied in the field as a non-destructive evaluation tool

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/s11340-009-9295-9
Additional Information: Online first
ISSNs: 1741-2765 (print)
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Keywords: thermoelastic stress analysis, transient loading, composite materials, damage, delamination
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 68815
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54
Application of Thermoelastic Stress Analysis as a design tool for the assessment of complex composite components
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/D037271/1)
Led by: Simon Quinn
2 May 2006 to 1 May 2009

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