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Damage Assessment for Composite Smart Structures

  • R. M. Measures
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Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series

Abstract

The aerospace industry is increasing its use of composite materials because of their high: strength and stiffness to weight ratios. These attributes not only provide a direct incentive but have a “multiplier ” effect that operates to reduce fuel consumption and engine weight. In addition these materials possess other desirable properties such as: low thermal expansion, resistance to fatigue and corrosion. In the next generation of aircraft advanced composite materials could constitute a substantial portion of an airframe structure.

Keywords

Optical Fiber Planar Version Matrix Crack Impact Damage Smart Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Measures
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  1. 1.Institute for Aerospace StudiesUniversity of TorontoDownsviewCanada

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