SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Advances in Thermographic Stress Analysis and Evaluation of Damage in Composites


Development of the thermographic stress analysis (TSA) method and the stress pattern analysis by thermal emission (SPATE) method for stress analysis and evaluation of damage in fiber-reinforced composites during the past five years is reviewed, and some new results are presented. The fundamental factors affecting the TSA signals, calibration methods, stress analysis, stress (strain) separation, and methods of qualitative and quantitative evaluation of damage are discussed. Reasonable future research topics are outlined.

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Zhang, D
Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit, MI
Sandor, BI
Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit, MI
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Developed by Committee: D30
Pages: 428–443
DOI: 10.1520/STP20175S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5184-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1426-5