Eletrical characterization of carbon fiber polymer matrix composites

Alan Zantout, Olesya I. Zhupanska

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Abstract

This paper studies the response of carbon fiber polymer matrix composites subjected to DC electric currents. We have developed a new fully instrumented experimental setup that enables one to measure electric field characteristics (amperage, voltage, resistance) and temperature at the surface of the electrified composites in real time. The experimental procedure ensured a low contact resistance between the composite and electrodes, high uniformity in the density of the applied electric current, and low resistance heating. An extensive experimental study on the electrical characterization of carbon fiber polymer composites of different composition, ply sequence, thickness, etc. was conducted. The effect of the resistance heating was carefully analyzed through experimental analysis as well as the finite element modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages75-84
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780791843741
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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