Damage detection in glass fiber composites using carbon nanofillers and electrical resistance method

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Abstract

Fiber reinforced glass/epoxy laminated composites modified with either carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or carbon nanofillers (CNFs) were fabricated by filament winding. The nanofillers were incorporated into the composites either by inserting nanofilled resin interlayers or by dispersing nanofillers throughout the matrix. Conductivity measurements indicated that composites made by the first method are more conductive than composites made by the second method. Interlaminar fracture tests of unidirectionally reinforced plates along with compression-afterindentation tests of multidirectionally reinforced tubes were conducted while monitoring the through-thickness electrical resistance of the specimens. The resistance change correlated well with propagation of delamination in the interlaminar fracture tests and the onset of compressive failure of tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE Tech 2012 Conference and Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationNavigating the Global Landscape for the New Composites
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventSAMPE Tech 2012 Conference and Exhibition: Navigating the Global Landscape for the New Composites - North Charleston, SC, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 25 2012

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference

Other

OtherSAMPE Tech 2012 Conference and Exhibition: Navigating the Global Landscape for the New Composites
CountryUnited States
CityNorth Charleston, SC
Period10/22/1210/25/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Zhu, Y., & Bakis, C. E. (2012). Damage detection in glass fiber composites using carbon nanofillers and electrical resistance method. In SAMPE Tech 2012 Conference and Exhibition: Navigating the Global Landscape for the New Composites (International SAMPE Technical Conference).