Nondestructive methods for the damage assessment of cylindrically curved composite laminates subjected to low-velocity impact

Oh Yang Kwon, Jung Kyu Jun, Yuris A. Dzenis

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Abstract

Curved composite laminates appeared to be more vulnerable than flat ones to rapid transverse loading. Damage induced by low-velocity impact on the cylindrically curved composite laminates has been experimentally investigated. Graphite/epoxy shells with the radius of curvatures of 150 mm showed quite different impact response and damage behavior from that of flat laminate. Under the same impact energy level, the maximum contact force varied with the radius of curvatures, which is directly related to the impact damage. Delamination was distributed rather evenly at each interface along the thickness direction of curved laminates on the contrary to the case of flat laminates, where delamination is typically concentrated at the interfaces away from the impact point. Due to the presence of curvature, the acoustic microscopy could not be directly applied to the layer-by-layer assessment of delamination damage. As an alternative, the penetrant-enhanced X-radiography (PEXR) was introduced and the results from PEXR were compared with those from destructive examination of the cross-section by scanning electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNondestructive Evaluation
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages5-10
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791836495, 9780791836491
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Keywords

  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Curved composite laminates
  • Delamination
  • Impact damage
  • PEXR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kwon, O. Y., Jun, J. K., & Dzenis, Y. A. (2002). Nondestructive methods for the damage assessment of cylindrically curved composite laminates subjected to low-velocity impact. In Nondestructive Evaluation (pp. 5-10). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2002-33430