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Health monitoring of composite patch repairs using CFBG sensors: experimental study and numerical modelling

Ogin, Stephen, Rito, RL and Crocombe, Andrew (2017) Health monitoring of composite patch repairs using CFBG sensors: experimental study and numerical modelling Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 100. pp. 255-268.

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental and numerical study on the structural health monitoring of composite patch repairs using chirped fibre Bragg grating (CFBG) sensors. The repair consisted of bonding a pre-cured patch of the same, but thinner, material to a parent GFRP panel containing a machined hole, with the sensors embedded in the bond-line. The repaired coupons were subjected to four-point flexural loading in fatigue. Bond-line delamination cracks (disbonds) initiated at both ends of the patch repair and grew towards the centre of the repair. Predictions of the strain distributions enabled the reflected spectra obtained during damage growth to be predicted with good agreement between theory and experiment. For practical applications when using CFBG sensors to monitor patch repairs, the results suggest that two sensors should be included within the bond-line so that both vulnerable edges of the repair can be monitored using the low-wavelength end of a sensor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Mechanical Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ogin, StephenS.Ogin@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Rito, RLUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crocombe, AndrewA.Crocombe@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : September 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.05.012
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), Delamination, Finite element analysis (FEA), Non-destructive testing
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 May 2017 08:02
Last Modified : 27 Jul 2017 12:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814167

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