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Modelling and assessment of repairs conducted on composite materials

Ezimokhai, Abel; Chong, Alex; Matthews, Jason

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Authors

Abel Ezimokhai

Alex Chong



Abstract

Over the last few decades there has been an increased adoption of composite materials into engineering systems. This mainly to reduce weight, resulting in lowered energy and fuel consumption. At present, unlike its metallic counterparts, composites materials cannot be recycled effectively. Therefore to stop materials unnecessarily being sent to landfill, it is imperative to repair composite components to extend their service lives. This puts greater importance on the process of evaluating if a composite repair has been accomplished successfully. This paper presents the initial stages in the development of a method using guided acoustic emission to assess the repair, and the computational modelling performed to validate the process.

Citation

Ezimokhai, A., Chong, A., & Matthews, J. (2015, September). Modelling and assessment of repairs conducted on composite materials. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS), Milan, Italy

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 8th International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS)
Conference Location Milan, Italy
Start Date Sep 14, 2015
End Date Sep 15, 2015
Publication Date Sep 14, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 24, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 11, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords acoustic emissions, composite materials repair, finite element modelling
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/805759
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 8th International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS)

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