Strain and damage sensing behaviour of core reinforced braided composite rods

S. Rana, E. Zdraveva, K. Rosado, S. Patinha, F. Cunha, R. Fangueiro

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Abstract

In the present research, we have investigated the possibility of using core reinforced braided composite rods (BCRs) for self monitoring of deformation and damage. The BCRs were produced by braiding polyester fibres around a resin (unsaturated polyester) impregnated core, composed of glass and carbon fibre mixture, using a simple, single-step and low cost braiding process. The sensing behaviour was characterized by monitoring the change in electrical resistance with deformation using two terminal dc method. According to the experimental results, the composition with less amount of carbon fibre in the core showed the best strain sensing behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012
PublisherEuropean Society for Composite Materials
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012
Conference number: 15

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM 2012
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

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Rana, S., Zdraveva, E., Rosado, K., Patinha, S., Cunha, F., & Fangueiro, R. (2012). Strain and damage sensing behaviour of core reinforced braided composite rods. In Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012 European Society for Composite Materials.