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Advances in Micromechanics Modeling of Composites Structures for Structural Health Monitoring

Abstract Although high performance, light-weight composites are increasingly being used in applications ranging from aircraft, rotorcraft, weapon systems and ground vehicles, the assurance of structural reliability remains a critical issue. In composites, damage is absorbed through various fracture processes, including fiber failure, matrix cracking and delamination. An important element in achieving reliable composite systems is a strong capability of assessing and inspecting physical damage of critical structural components. Installation of a robust Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system would be very valuable in detecting the onset of composite failure. A number of major issues still require serious attention in connection with the research an... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Moncada, Albert (Author) / Chattopadhyay, Aditi (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Yekani Fard, Masoud (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Aerospace engineering / attenuation / composite materials / impact modeling / micromechanics modeling / structural health monitoring / wave propagation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 147 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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