Fatigue damage evaluation of carbon fiber composite using aluminum foil based strain sensors

S. V. Panin, M. V. Burkov, P. S. Lyubutin, Yu A. Altukhov, I. V. Shakirov

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For the development of a technique for cyclic deformation assessment with the use of aluminum foil sensors (with thickness of 80 μm) glued onto the specimen surface the fatigue tests of carbon fiber reinforced composites were carried out. The DSLR camera mounted onto an optical microscope was used for capturing the images of sensors to reflect strain induced relief, which than was numerically estimated using various informative parameters (Shannon entropy, mean square error, fractal dimension and Fourier-spectrum energy) in order to obtain the cyclic deformation assessment of composite. The results are discussed in view of application of this method for the development of structural health monitoring (SHM) approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014



  • Carbon fiber composite
  • Fatigue
  • Smart sensor
  • Structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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