Journal Published Online: 01 January 1980
Volume 2, Issue 1

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



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.

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Djiauw, LK
Fesko, DG
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Stock #: CTR10691J
ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10691J