Paper Title:
Non-Destructive Evaluation of Damage Mechanisms in Composite Sandwich Structure
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This paper presents the experimental results obtained of flexurally loaded wind turbine blade cross section material. All material was extracted from a wind turbine blade box girder and testing was conducted in four point configuration. The aim was to gain an understanding of the structural integrity of this lightweight material as it deforms in flexure. To allow for thorough analysis, digital image correlation (DIC) was used to produce full field strain maps of the deforming specimens. Results highlight the capability of the DIC technique to identify regions of failure, as well as the aspects responsible for them. Overall, the results present a foundation for tests on larger substructure, and eventually integration into manufacturing and maintenance aspects of the industry.

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J.M. Dulieu-Barton, J.D. Lord and R.J. Greene
Pages
105-114
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.13-14.105
Citation
A. Puri, A. D. Fergusson, I. Palmer, A. Morris, F. Jensen, J. P. Dear, "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Damage Mechanisms in Composite Sandwich Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 13-14, pp. 105-114, 2008
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July 2008
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