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Passive damage detection of natural fibre reinforced composites using sensor response data

Mohamad, Z. and Mahzan, S. and Idris, M. I. (2014) Passive damage detection of natural fibre reinforced composites using sensor response data. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 534. pp. 17-23. ISSN 16627482

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This paper presents the detection of impact damage in a natural fibre reinforced composite plate under low velocity impact damage. Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) sensors were placed at ten different positions on each plate in order to record the response signals. The response signals captured from each sensor were collected for impacts performed by a data acquisition system. The impacted plates were examined with optical microscope to examine the damaged areas. It was found that the damaged size grew proportionally with impact force. The results also revealed that PZT sensors can be used to detect the damage extent with the waveform of sensor signals implying the damage initiation and propagation which detected above the damage force of 150N.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fiber reinforced composite; low velocity impact damage; PZT sensors
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:36
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8908
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