Endurance tests performed using contact and contactless excitation methods: Application to composites components

D. Di Maio, Fabrizio Magi

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Abstract

Understanding composites behaviour under resonant loading conditions is sometimes a challenging area of research; one of the reasons lies on the ability of testing composites to endurance life. If on one hand the behaviour at static loading is being studied and understood in depth using reliable testing methods, the dynamic aspect is still poorly known. Composite materials have got a higher level of structural damping than the metallic ones. Further to this, the damping behaviour can change during endurance trials and thus becoming non-linear. Their non-linear behaviour and their high damping, related to each resonance frequency, requires the implementation of new test methods which may be able to overcome issues such as mechanical impedance, coupling, insufficient strain energy produced. This work will present two testing methods developed for performing endurance of composites components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISMA 2014 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD 2014 - International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics
PublisherKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Pages753-766
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789073802919
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event26th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA 2014, Including the 5th International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, USD 2014 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 15 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA 2014, Including the 5th International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, USD 2014
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period15/09/1417/09/14

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