Volume 16, Issue 2 (2016)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2016, 16(2): 1-9 | Back to browse issues page

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In this paper, acoustic emission monitoring of repaired aluminum 2024-T3 sheet with FML patch is studied. For the experimental investigation, 12 samples were made and classified into 4 categories according to the crack angle (zero and 45 degrees), and repaired or unrepaired state. To reduce manufacturing errors, composite prepreg is used for producing patches, aluminum surfaces is anodized and curing is done in an autoclave. In fatigue crack initiation process by using Acoustic Emission data acquisition, crack initiation moment is detected. By using Acoustic Emission signal cumulative energy parameter onset of delamination, growth of delamination and critical delamination growth is identified. SEM image and investigation of failure surface are used for detecting of failure mechanism. By introducing one frequency analysis method tried to classify frequency range of failure mechanism signals. Because of frequency range intersection of matrix cracking, fiber/matrix separation and delamination of patch from aluminum sheet, force-displacement curve is divided to 3 zone and frequency analysis is done in each zone that occurrence possibility of certain failure mechanism is higher than the others. Signal frequency range of aluminum plasticity and crack growth is in the range of 440-480 kHz, and signal frequency range of delamination is in the range of 100-150 kHz and 200-220 kHz.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Non Destvuctive Test
Received: 2015/10/29 | Accepted: 2016/01/3 | Published: 2016/01/25