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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Damage Detection in Composite Materials
By
JE Masters
JE Masters
1
Staff Engineer
,
Lockheed Engineering and Science Company, NASA Langley Research Center
,
Hampton, VA
;
symposium chairman and editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-1474-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-1474-6
No. of Pages:
287
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1992

In this paper we show how it is possible to use a medical scanner to study damage inside polymer composites reinforced by long fibers. Several examples including compression damage, tension damage, and impact damage are given for glass fiber and carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. Most of the internal damage can be observed using X-ray tomography.

1.
Antolovich
,
S. D.
,
Gokhale
,
A. M.
, and
Bathias
,
C.
, “
Applications of Quantitative Fractography and Computed Tomography to Fracture Processes in Materials
,”
Quantitative Methods in Fractography
, ASTM STP 1085,
1990
, pp. 3–25.
2.
Zéru
,
L. I. U.
, “
Evaluation de la tomographie à rayons X pour l'étude de l'endommagement des matériaux composites
,” PH.D. thesis,
University of Compiègne
, France,
12
1989
.
3.
Proceedings
, Industrial Computerized Tomography, American Society for Nondestructive Testing Meeting,
Seattle, WA
, 25–27 July 1989.
4.
Armistrod
,
R. A.
, “
Quantitative 3-D Inspection
,”
Metal Progress
, Vol.
133
,
03
1988
.
5.
Bathias
,
C.
, “
Fracture and Fatigue of High Performance Composite Materials
,”
Proceedings
, ICAMP 90,
Utsunomiya, Japan
,
07
1990
.
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