Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 344–356 | Cite as

Burst Pressure Prediction of Composite Pressure Chambers Using Acoustic Emission Technique: A Review

Case History---Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Over the last four to five decades, applications of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) have seen tremendous growth. In spite of the complexity of their behavior, development of composite pressure chambers has significantly contributed to the continuing increase in the strength-to-weight ratio of a significant amount of hardware and testing techniques to evaluate that hardware are continually being developed. This article presents an overview of the developments toward burst pressure prediction of FRP pressure chambers using acoustic emission (AE) technique. Burst strength prediction methods and related research in this context are also briefly discussed. The historical background of FRP pressure chamber/vessel testing using AE is also covered in this review.

Keywords

Aerospace fasteners Catastrophic failure Characterization Composite materials Non-destructive testing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JNTU HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Sivaji College of Engineering and TechnologyManivilaIndia

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