WIT Press

Spate And Fibre Reinforced Composite Systems, The Pros And Contras

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940021

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

668 kb

Author(s)

D. Van Hemelrijck, W.P. De Wilde & A. Garden

Abstract

Spate and fibre reinforced composite systems, the pros and contras D. Van Hemelrijck, W.P. De Wilde, A. Garden Composite Systems and Research Group ("CO^^G[/B^ Free C/m%era% o/Brwaae/s, _ TW-Kb - Pleinlaan 2, B1050 Brussels, Belgium ABSTRACT Since Spate became available, the thermoelastic effect has been exploited mainly to obtain the stress distribution in complex isotropic structures. Although the viability of this method has been demonstrated several times, we may point out some limitations involved with such measurements. On fibre reinforced composite systems the use of SPATE has so far been limited to simple comparative studies or to qualitative NDT-type applications. This is probably due to the lack of an adequate theory which describes the thermoelastic process for a general laminated composite structure and to the essentially different damage behaviour between isotropic and anisotropic multiphase materials. A numerical mo

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