Damage detection in composite materials using deflectometry, a full-field slope measurement technique

C. Devivier, F. Pierron, M. R. Wisnom

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This paper presents a method for detecting damage in layered composite materials using a simple measurement technique, deflectometry. The aim is to locate the damage in a specimen and provide a "signature" in the form of surface slopes. The first part of the paper presents the experimental procedure: material, lay-up and sample types, then the set-up and data extraction are detailed followed by the finite element (FE) models. Finally the results are presented and commented. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650-1666
Number of pages17
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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