Real-time estimation of delamination occurrence induced by low-velocity impact in composite plates using optical fiber sensing system

Real-time estimation of delamination occurrence induced by low-velocity impact in composite... Low-velocity impact is the one of the most critical events to reduce the reliability of composite structures, because it can generate hidden damages such as delamination inside the structures. In order to address this problem, impact monitoring systems have been suggested using various types of built-in sensors. Generally, such impact monitoring systems are consisted of impact localization and damage assessment. In this paper, a methodology of impact-induced delamination assessment was studied using fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors. Because of its multiplexing capability, FBG sensors are advantageous of monitoring large areas of target structures. However, it is hard to be applied in impact monitoring systems due to its low sensitivity and narrow bandwidth. In this study, a quantification method of delamination was examined with maintaining the merits of FBG sensors. For the acquisition of impact-generated acoustic emission (AE) signals, the commercial FBG system was adopted with a sampling frequency of 100 kHz. Then, the acquired AE signals during the low-velocity impact fracture tests were analyzed with the wavelet transform (WT) method for measuring the delamination areas due to different energies. Finally, it can be concluded that the quantities of WT detailed portions are linearly correlated with the delamination areas. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Composite Structures Elsevier

Real-time estimation of delamination occurrence induced by low-velocity impact in composite plates using optical fiber sensing system

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0263-8223
eISSN
1879-1085
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.01.095
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Abstract

Low-velocity impact is the one of the most critical events to reduce the reliability of composite structures, because it can generate hidden damages such as delamination inside the structures. In order to address this problem, impact monitoring systems have been suggested using various types of built-in sensors. Generally, such impact monitoring systems are consisted of impact localization and damage assessment. In this paper, a methodology of impact-induced delamination assessment was studied using fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors. Because of its multiplexing capability, FBG sensors are advantageous of monitoring large areas of target structures. However, it is hard to be applied in impact monitoring systems due to its low sensitivity and narrow bandwidth. In this study, a quantification method of delamination was examined with maintaining the merits of FBG sensors. For the acquisition of impact-generated acoustic emission (AE) signals, the commercial FBG system was adopted with a sampling frequency of 100 kHz. Then, the acquired AE signals during the low-velocity impact fracture tests were analyzed with the wavelet transform (WT) method for measuring the delamination areas due to different energies. Finally, it can be concluded that the quantities of WT detailed portions are linearly correlated with the delamination areas.

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Composite StructuresElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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