Investigation of the Stages of Damage Accumulation in Polymer Composite Materials


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This paper presents the results of the study of strength and fracture processes of FRP samples, obtained by vacuum and vacuum-autoclave molding methods. The experimental studies consisted of a three-point bending test with step loading, accompanied by an acoustic emission method. Based on the acoustic emission data recorded using the acoustic-emission software and hardware complex during the experiments, a method for estimating the accumulated damage using various techniques for analyzing acoustic emission parameters was tested. The results of methods for analyzing the power-law coefficient of accumulation of total AE, b-value and density distribution of amplitudes and median frequencies are considered. An estimate of the power-law coefficient of accumulation of the total AE made it possible to determine the bearing capacity of PCM samples. Using the techniques for analyzing the amplitude distribution of the AE signals and the distribution density of the amplitudes and median frequencies of the AE signals, destructive processes in the volume of samples were described and the stages of their damaging were revealed.



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Dr. Denis Solovev




O.V. Bashkov et al., "Investigation of the Stages of Damage Accumulation in Polymer Composite Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 515-521, 2019

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February 2019




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