Data-fusion NDE for progressive damage quantification in composites

Jefferson Cuadra, Prashanth A. Vanniamparambil, Kavan Hazeli, Ivan Bartolli, Antonios Kontsos

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Abstract

The objective of this article is to present a progressive damage quantification framework for fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPC) that have widespread use in aerospace and wind-turbine applications. To this aim, a novel optico-acoustic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) setup is presented based on integration of Digital Image Correlation (DIC), Acoustic Emission (AE), and Infrared Thermography (IRT). DIC and IRT full-field strain and temperature maps reveal early development of structural hot spots, associated with locations where inelastic strains accumulate, damage initiates, and final fracture occurs in both tensile and fatigue experiments. Damage quantification is further related to: (i) energy dissipation, (ii) residual stiffness, (iii) average both temporal and spatial temperature variations, and (iv) AE features in time and frequency domains. The extracted NDE parameters suggest three characteristic stages of fatigue life that can be used to construct appropriate models for reliable remaining life-predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications - Held During TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Pages137-145
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781118888919
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications - TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 16 2014Feb 20 2014

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications - TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/16/142/20/14

Keywords

  • Damage
  • Fatigue
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Nondestructive evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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