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dc.contributor.authorAndersen , Kristian Gjerrestad
dc.contributor.authorJombo, Gbanaibolou
dc.contributor.authorIsmail, Sikiru O.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yong Kang
dc.contributor.authorDhakal, Hom Nath
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yu
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-17T00:00:42Z
dc.date.available2020-09-17T00:00:42Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-10
dc.identifier.citationAndersen , K G , Jombo , G , Ismail , S O , Chen , Y K , Dhakal , H N & Zhang , Y 2020 , ' Damage Characterisation in Composite Laminates using Vibro-Acoustic Technique ' , Paper presented at The 2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF 2020) , Hatfield , United Kingdom , 10/09/20 - 11/09/20 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1451-1736/work/81360855
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6335-2191/work/81360861
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/23128
dc.description.abstractThe need to characterise in-service damage in composite structures is increasingly becoming important as composites find higher utilisation in wind turbines, aerospace, automotive, marine, among others. This paper investigates the feasibility of simplifying the conventional acousto-ultrasonic technique setup for quick and economic one-sided in-service inspection of composite structures. Acousto-ultrasonic technique refers to the approach of using ultrasonic transducer for local excitation while sensing the material response with an acoustic emission sensor. However, this involves transducers with several auxiliaries. The approach proposed herewith, referred to as vibro-acoustic testing, involves a low level of vibration impact excitation and acoustic emission sensing for damage characterisation. To test the robustness of this approach, first, a quasi-static test was carried out to impute low-velocity impact damage on three groups of test samples with different ply stacking sequences. Next, the vibro-acoustic testing was performed on all test samples with the acoustic emission response for the samples acquired. Using the acoustic emission test sample response for all groups, the stress wave factor was determined using the peak voltage stress wave factor method. The stress wave factor results showed an inverse correlation between the level of impact damage and stress wave factor across all the test sample groups. This corresponds with what has been reported in literature for acousto-ultrasonic technique; thus demonstrating the robustness of the proposed vibro-acoustic set-up.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectStructural health monitoring
dc.subjectimpact damage
dc.subjectacousto-ultrasonic testing
dc.subjectnon-destructive testing
dc.titleDamage Characterisation in Composite Laminates using Vibro-Acoustic Techniqueen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Engineering Research
dc.contributor.institutionEnergy and Sustainable Design
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials and Structures
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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