Damage detection in CFRP components using DIC

Kim Niklas Antin*, Lauri Harhanen, Sven Bossuyt

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Unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (UD CFRP) are high performance materials for structural components, but they are very sensitive to damage. Structural health monitoring is therefore required in safetycritical applications. Many non-destructive evaluation techniques are not suitable for in-service monitoring, which calls for new approaches. We investigate the use of full-field digital image correlation (DIC) for detecting damage in UD CFRP components. Stereo-DIC data is used to analyze changes in vibration modes due to artificial defects. Finally, the effect of the defects is assessed and the suitability of the DIC method is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDamage Detection in CFRP Components Using DIC
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics
EditorsHelena Jin, Sanichiro Yoshida, Luciano Lamberti, Ming-Tzer Lin
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22446-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Costa Mesa, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
ISSN (Print)2191-5644


ConferenceAnnual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityCosta Mesa


  • Carbon Fiber
  • Composite
  • Damage detection
  • DIC
  • Vibration

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