Three Stages of Composite Specimen Destruction in Static Failure
Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences 2021
Margarita Urbaha, I. Agafonovs, Vladislav Turko, Jurijs Feščuks

The paper presents the results of standard specimen fracture made of anisotropic carbon fiber plastic with an epoxy matrix. Static stepwise loading of the specimen was carried out on an Instron 8801 testing machine to determine the characteristics of ductile fracture G1C in the first mode in accordance with ASTM D5528. During loading, the parameters of acoustic emission (AE) signals, such as AE impulse amplitudes and their energy were synchronously recorded. At the same time, the magnitude of the opening and the growth of the crack initiated by the artificial cut at the end of the specimen were recorded. According to the analysis of the acoustic emission signals, three zones with different G1C behaviour were identified: initial crack propagation, its stationary growth and accelerated fracture of the specimen. The zonal character of the change in the acoustic emission signals made it possible to determine the energy of the acoustic emission signals as diagnostic evidence for the onset of rapid destruction of the specimen. The amplitude of the AE-signals in the zones, however, remained constant. Online monitoring of changes in the energy of acoustic emission signals will prevent the onset of rapid destruction of an object in places of its deformations. The paper does not aim at defining G1C as usual. It presents the investigation of the fracture stages for a composite material using an acoustic emission method.

Acoustic emission data analysis; carbon fiber; composite specimen destruction

Urbaha, M., Agafonovs, I., Turko, V., Feščuks, J. Three Stages of Composite Specimen Destruction in Static Failure. Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, 2021, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp.61-67. ISSN 0868-8257. Available from: doi:10.2478/lpts-2021-0046

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