Analysis of Fracture Behavior in Polymer Matrix Composites by Infrared Thermography

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The tensile fracture behavior of polymer matrix composite materials was investigated with the aid of a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique. The materials, E-glass fiber reinforced epoxy matrix composites, which are applicable to bogie materials in railway vehicles to reduce weight, were used for this investigation. In order to explain stress-strain behavior of polymer matrix composite sample, the infrared thermography technique was employed. A high-speed infrared (IR) camera was used for in-situ monitoring of progressive damages of polymer matrix composite samples during tensile testing. In this investigation, the IR thermography technique was used to facilitate a better understanding of damage evolution, fracture mechanism, and failure mode of polymer matrix composite materials during monotonic loadings.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 452-453)

Edited by:

A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi

Pages:

397-400

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.452-453.397

Citation:

J. G. Kim et al., "Analysis of Fracture Behavior in Polymer Matrix Composites by Infrared Thermography", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 397-400, 2011

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November 2010

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