An experimental study was conducted to sense interlaminar delamination in carbon-fiber composites utilizing inherent material piezoresistivity. Damage detection was carried out using discrete electrodes mounted on a Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) specimen. The DCB composite specimens were tested for fatigue interlaminar fracture. The traditional two-point probe and four-point probe technique were employed to measure the through-thickness electrical resistance change. Optical marker method was also used to detect interlaminar crack growth. The results show that the two-point probe measurements did not capture effectively the delamination propagation while the four-point probe measurement showed a promising sensing capability in terms of delamination propagation.

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