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Identification of failure modes in GFRP using PVDF sensors: ANN approach

Bar, HN and Bhat, MR and Murthy, CRL (2004) Identification of failure modes in GFRP using PVDF sensors: ANN approach. In: Composite Structures, 65 (2). 231–237.

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Acoustic emission (AE) is a highly promising technique for evaluation of composite materials. For reliable automatic damage monitoring with polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film sensors, it is important to identify matrix and fiber failure related AE signals in the presence of noise. In the experiments carried out, multi-layered glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) composites were fabricated with three different stacking sequences $(0^o/0^o,0^o/90^o$ and $\pm45^o)$ and AE signals were picked up with a surface mounted PVDF film during static tensile load. The AE signals were classified using an artificial neural network (ANN). The results reveal that different failure mechanisms in composites can be characterized with ANN.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Composite Structures
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: This article copyright belongs to Elsevier
Keywords: Acoustic emission; Composites; Damage mechanism; Artificial neural network
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11210

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