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Modelling and Assessment of Repairs Conducted on Composite Materials

Abel Ezimokhai 1, Alex Chong 1, and Jason Matthews 1
1. School of Engineering. University of South Wales, Pontypridd, United Kingdom. CF371DL.
2. Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics, University of the West of England. Bristol. United Kingdom. BS16 1QY.
Abstract: Over the last few decades there has been an increased adoption of composite materials into engineering systems. This mainly to reduce weight, resulting in lowered energy and fuel consumption. At present, unlike its metallic counterparts, composites materials cannot be recycled effectively. Therefore to stop materials unnecessarily being sent to landfill, it is imperative to repair composite components to extend their service lives. This puts greater importance on the process of evaluating if a composite repair has been accomplished successfully. This paper presents the initial stages in the development of a method using guided acoustic emission to assess the repair, and the computational modelling performed to validate the process.
Key words: Acoustic emissions, composite materials repair, finite element modelling.

Cite: Abel Ezimokhai, Alex Chong, and Jason Matthews, "Modelling and Assessment of Repairs Conducted on Composite Materials," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 252-266, September 2015. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2015.3.3.252-266

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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