Pseudo-Ductile Hybrid Composites with Overload Sensing Capability

Michael Wisnom, Gergely Czel, Meisam Jalalvand, Kevin Potter

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Fragmenting hybrid laminates create a pseudo-ductile response and a striped pattern of fractures and delaminations which can be used as a simple visual strain overload sensor. The mechanism is explained and it is shown how it may be used to detect if a specified strain threshold or a range of different strains have been exceeded. The novel hybrid composite sensor may be used as an indicator patch cocured with composite components or retrofitted/bonded onto the surface of composite or metal components, or be incorporated as an integral load-carrying surface layer with sensing functionality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Society for Composites 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThirty-First Technical Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherAmerican Society for Composites
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605953168
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2016


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