Investigation of the damage mechanisms for mode I delamination growth in foam core sandwich composites using acoustic emission

Fotouhi, M. , Saeedifar, M., Sadeghi, S., Ahmadi Najafabadi, M. and Minak, G. (2015) Investigation of the damage mechanisms for mode I delamination growth in foam core sandwich composites using acoustic emission. Structural Health Monitoring, 14(3), pp. 265-280. (doi: 10.1177/1475921714568403)

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Abstract

In this article, acoustic emission monitoring was used to identify different types of damage mechanisms which occur during delamination of sandwich structures. Features of the obtained acoustic emission signals and wavelet-based signal processing technique were utilized to discriminate failure mechanisms during the delamination test. Dominant damage mechanisms were classified based on their power spectral density in distinct frequency ranges and the energy distribution criterion in each component. The scanning electron microscopy was also employed to verify the results which were obtained from the acoustic emission investigation. It was concluded that frequency domain analysis and wavelet analysis are efficient tools for identification and discrimination of different damage mechanisms in sandwich structures.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotouhi, Dr Mohammad
Authors: Fotouhi, M., Saeedifar, M., Sadeghi, S., Ahmadi Najafabadi, M., and Minak, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Structural Health Monitoring
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1475-9217
ISSN (Online):1741-3168
Published Online:20 January 2015

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