Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation for Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates
AbstractNatural fibers, including mineral and plant fibers, are increasingly used for polymer composite materials due to their low environmental impact. In this paper, thermographic non-destructive inspection techniques were used to evaluate and characterize basalt, jute/hemp and bagasse fibers composite panels. Different defects were analyzed in terms of impact damage, delaminations and resin abnormalities. Of particular interest, homogeneous particleboards of sugarcane bagasse, a new plant fiber material, were studied. Pulsed phase thermography and principal component thermography were used as the post-processing methods. In addition, ultrasonic C-scan and continuous wave terahertz imaging were also carried out on the mineral fiber laminates for comparative purposes. Finally, an analytical comparison of different methods was given. View Full-Text
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Zhang, H.; Sfarra, S.; Sarasini, F.; Santulli, C.; Fernandes, H.; Avdelidis, N.P.; Ibarra-Castanedo, C.; Maldague, X.P.V. Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation for Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 240.
Zhang H, Sfarra S, Sarasini F, Santulli C, Fernandes H, Avdelidis NP, Ibarra-Castanedo C, Maldague XPV. Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation for Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(2):240.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Hai; Sfarra, Stefano; Sarasini, Fabrizio; Santulli, Carlo; Fernandes, Henrique; Avdelidis, Nicolas P.; Ibarra-Castanedo, Clemente; Maldague, Xavier P.V. 2018. "Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation for Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 2: 240.
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