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Thermoelastic stress analysis of damage mechanisms in composite materials

Emery, T.R. and Dulieu-Barton, J.M. (2010) Thermoelastic stress analysis of damage mechanisms in composite materials Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41, pp. 1729-1742. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.08.015).

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A methodology for the application of Thermoelastic Stress Analysis (TSA) in damage studies of glass reinforced polymers is established. Test specimens have been designed to promote certain damage types and the methodology applied to each. It is shown that a TSA approach can evaluate fibre breakage, matrix cracking and delamination damage. Metrics are established based on calibrated strain data obtained from the TSA. It is shown that these can be used to assess the condition of a component throughout its fatigue life.

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Published date: December 2010
Keywords: Thermoelastic Stress Analysis, A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), B. Optical properties/techniques, C. Damage mechanics, D. Non-destructive testing
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group, Engineering Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 68670
ISSN: 1359-835X
PURE UUID: 1f89c6b0-ece4-4c2d-b6e2-d35342a94bcf

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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:17

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