Validity of Several NDT Methods on Low Velocity Impact Damage Evaluation of 2-Dimensional Plain Woven C/SiC Composites
An experimental study was carried out to study the low-velocity impact characteristics and the influence of impact energy on the damage of plain woven carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide composite. Visual, ultrasonic scanning, X-ray, industrial CT and infrared thermal imaging were then utilized respectively for Nondestructive Testing of the test specimens after impact test. The results show that the material damage area increase significantly with the increase of the impact energy. But as the specimen is run through, when the impact energy comes to12J, the damage area decrease. Compare the changing curves of the damage areas obtained by different detection methods, we can find that the changing trends of the damage areas obtained by ultrasonic C-scan and infrared thermal imaging are the same with the impact energies, indicating that the damage of the specimen are more credible by the two methods.
Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
S. S. Li et al., "Validity of Several NDT Methods on Low Velocity Impact Damage Evaluation of 2-Dimensional Plain Woven C/SiC Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 764-767, 2012