Prediction of Fatigue Life in Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Structures by Acoustic Emission Analysis

    Volume 2, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 2


    Fesko, DG
    Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI

    Djiauw, LK
    Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI

    Abstract

    Computer-linked acoustic emission (AE) monitoring instrumentation can record noises associated with crack growth in a fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) component when it is proof tested, locate the source, and measure a number of parameters describing the wave form of the acoustic events. The use of AE to characterize the integrity of FRP structural components and then predict the performance of a part can be a valuable quality control tool. Having such a mechanism of quality assurance would be of tremendous value to the automotive industry by generating confidence in using this “new” material in place of steel in structural components.


    Paper ID: CTR10691J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10691J

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    Title Prediction of Fatigue Life in Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Structures by Acoustic Emission Analysis
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    Committee D30