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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This article presents research about the propagation of ultrasonic guided waves in ultrasonically welded thermoplastic composite joints. The goal of the study was to understand the effect of weld manufacturing defects on guided wave transmission across the joint. Triangular energy-directors integrated into the lower composite adherends...
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Zhao, Yuan (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Wu, Zengwen (author), Zhou, Zhengong (author), Fang, Guodong (author), Zhang, Jiazhen (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Finite-width-correction factors (FWCF) are required for GLARE to accurately predict fatigue crack growth using linear elastic fracture mechanics. As demonstrated in earlier work, these factors effectively correct for the change in specimen compliance, which in GLARE relates to intact fibre layers and the formation of delaminations between...
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Ewald, V.A. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In our previous work, we demonstrated how to use inductive bias to infuse a convolutional neural network (CNN) with domain knowledge from fatigue analysis for aircraft visual NDE. We extend this concept to SHM and therefore in this paper, we present a novel framework called DeepSHM which involves data augmentation of captured sensor signals...
conference paper 2019
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Nazeer, N. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Over the years, many shape sensing methods have been developed with technologies including optical fibre, PZT and fringe projection. Among them, optical fibres have gained a lot of attention due to their unobtrusive nature when either surface mounted or embedded in the structure. Optical fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) are currently employed for...
conference paper 2019
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Abouhamzeh, M. (author), Sinke, J. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Distortions and residual stresses are predicted in Fibre Metal Laminates (FMLs) under large deformations. A new modelling procedure is presented for small and large deformation analysis of thermo-viscoelastic problems of orthotropic materials. The material model is implemented in a finite element package which can be used for cure and/or...
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Kupski, J.A. (author), Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Camanho, PP (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Single lap bonded joints with four different composite adherend stacking sequences were tested and numerically simulated. The aim was to evaluate the effect of the layups on the quasi-static tensile failure of the bonded joints. The study shows that increasing the adherends bending stiffness postpones the damage initiation in the joint....
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The successful utilization of guided wave-based structural health monitoring (SHM) for detailed quantitative diagnostic of damage in composite aircraft primary structures depends on the excitation frequency, geometry, and positioning of the piezoelectric transducers. This study proposes a novel methodology to consistently define those parameters...
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Zhao, Y. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Zhou, Zhengong (author), Fang, Guodong (author), Zhang, Jiazhen (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In general, a finite width correction to stress intensity factor (SIF) is required in the fatigue crack growth. The finite width correction factor can be explained physically from the energy point of view. It is assumed that the finite width correction factor primarily constitutes an energy correction factor, i.e. it corrects the applied load...
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Eleftheroglou, N. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Loutas, Theodoros (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
A novel framework to fuse structural health monitoring (SHM) data from different in-situ monitoring techniques is proposed aiming to develop a hyper-feature towards more effective prognostics. A state-of-the-art Non-Homogenous Hidden Semi Markov Model (NHHSMM) is utilized to model the damage accumulation of composite structures, subjected to...
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Mechanically fastened joints are susceptible to the presence of multiple-site damage (MSD) cracks in the critical fastener row. Different from the MSD growth in joints consisting of metallic substrates, the two coupled metal crack growth and interfacial delamination propagation failure mechanisms in Fibre Metal Laminates (FMLs) make the...
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Zhao, T. (author), Broek, C.A. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The research in this paper is an essential part of a bigger effort on developing robust sequential ultrasonic welding of multi-spot welded joints in thermoplastic composites. It mainly focused on assessing the impact of the changes in boundary conditions on the welding process and whether it could be circumvented by using an appropriate...
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Tapeinos, I. (author), Rajabzadehdizaji, Aydin (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Koussios, S. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the field of cryogenic storage, the medium inside the pressure vessel is in a liquid state and thus is incompressible. Therefore the storage tank should be designed in a way, that makes the best possible use of the available space within an aircraft. A composite-overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) based on intersecting spheres (multi-sphere)...
conference paper 2018
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Quan, H. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Plastic energy dissipation is inevitable during fatigue crack growth. There have been previous attempts reported in literature to correlate the plastic dissipated energy (dW/dN) to fatigue crack growth rate (da/dN). However, at a given dW/dN, the da/dN changes with the ratio of minimum and maximum loads, known as the stress ratio. This paper...
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van Kuijk, J.J.A. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper discusses the appropriateness of crack length as a reference dimension for fatigue damage. Current discussion on short crack versus long crack data is still divided between various approaches to model small crack growth. A proper physical explanation of the probable cause of the apparent differences between short crack and long...
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Amaral, L. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In an attempt to understand quasi-static delamination growth under mixed mode loading conditions from a physics-based perspective, this work first evaluated cracking in isotropic materials. The critical Strain Energy Density (SED) approach is adopted, because physically the onset of crack growth is expected to occur when the energy available...
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Pascoe, J.A. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Current methods for prediction of fatigue crack growth are based on empirical correlations which do not take the crack growth behaviour within a single cycle into account. To improve these prediction methods, more understanding of the physical mechanisms of crack growth is required. In this research the acoustic emission technique was used to...
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the context of the prevalence of thin-walled metallic aerospace structures, the added resistance to crack propagation offered by a built-up structure is desirable from a damage tolerance standpoint. The analysis of failure in such structures, however, is limited by the lack of crack opening solutions. This paper develops analytical models...
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Viegas Ochôa De Carvalho, Pedro (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Groves, R.M. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
One of the advantages of thermoplastic composites relative to their thermoset counterparts is the possibility of assembling components through welding. Ultrasonic welding in particular is very promising for industrialization. However, uncertainty in the fatigue and fracture behaviour of composites is still an obstacle to the full utilisation...
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Yao, L. (author), Sun, Yi (author), Guo, Licheng (author), Lyu, Xiuqi (author), Zhao, Meiying (author), Jia, Liyong (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Fatigue delamination in multidirectional composite laminates was experimentally investigated in present study. Both the Paris relation and a modified Paris relation (with a new similitude parameter) were employed to interpret fatigue delamination with significant fibre bridging. The results clearly demonstrated that fatigue delamination was...
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Usman, M. (author), Pascoe, J.A. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The effect of temperature on fatigue crack growth in epoxy adhesive bonds was investigated for a range of temperatures from -55 to 80[U+202F]°C. The fatigue crack growth behaviour was characterised using both strain energy release rate (SERR) and by measurements of energy dissipation. It was found that for a given maximum SERR, or a given...
journal article 2018
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