Thermomechanical assessment of damage in composites

M. Heller, T. G. Ryall, R. Jones

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This paper examines, experimentally and numerically, the use of thermal emission measurements to determine the surface stresses for fibre composite materials. Particular attention is paid to the use of this method for problems associated with damage assessment and repair. In contrast to most traditional methods, the thermal emission profile reflects the interaction of load, geometry, material and damage in a non-destructive fashion. It represents a possible method for the scaling of test data obtained from coupon tests to tests on full scale structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

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