We study an innovative experimental approach for the characterization of the elastic response of anisotropic composite materials by ultrasonic immersion tests. In particular, the class of anisotropy and the elastic moduli can be determined starting from measurements of the velocities of ultrasonic waves propagating in suitable directions. To this aim, we have designed and developed a goniometric ultrasonic test bench and a software for the management of the test and the processing of the acquired data. By employing this experimental device, we determine in a non-destructive way the five elastic moduli of a transversely isotropic unidirectional CFRP composite. The experimental analyses are supported by numerical simulations, which are useful for a deeper insight of the propagation phenomena and for enhancing the experimental strategies to be adopted

Mechanical characterization of CFRP composites by ultrasonic immersion tests: experimental and numerical approaches

CASTELLANO A;FOTI, Pilade;FRADDOSIO, Aguinaldo;MARZANO, Salvatore;PICCIONI, Mario Daniele
2014-01-01

Abstract

We study an innovative experimental approach for the characterization of the elastic response of anisotropic composite materials by ultrasonic immersion tests. In particular, the class of anisotropy and the elastic moduli can be determined starting from measurements of the velocities of ultrasonic waves propagating in suitable directions. To this aim, we have designed and developed a goniometric ultrasonic test bench and a software for the management of the test and the processing of the acquired data. By employing this experimental device, we determine in a non-destructive way the five elastic moduli of a transversely isotropic unidirectional CFRP composite. The experimental analyses are supported by numerical simulations, which are useful for a deeper insight of the propagation phenomena and for enhancing the experimental strategies to be adopted
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