Effects of pre-stresses on impact-induced damage of CFRP laminates

Chiaki Miyasaka, Hideaki Kasano, Peter J. Shull

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The objective of this study is to experimentally evaluate the effects of the impact-induced damages of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) laminated composites under no stress and pre-stress conditions such as (1) no loading, (2) compressive loading, and (3) tensile loading. The symmetrical 4-points bending apparatus was designed and manufactured for making the pre-stressed conditions. Four kinds of test specimens having laminate configurations of (0 1220/0 12) were employed, wherein their ply angles (denoted as "θ") were 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90°. The test specimens were impacted with an air-gun type of impact apparatus. First, a strain change caused by the impact was measured. Second, a mechanical scanning acoustic reflection microscope (SAM: pulse-wave mode) was used to detect an interior damage (e.g., delamination) of the impact-induced specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number02
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventNondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials, Composites, and Civil Infrastructure IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2005Mar 10 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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