Low energy impact damages detection in carbon fibre reinforced carbon using ultrasonic - Stimulated infrared thermography

Mohd Zaki Umar, Vladimir Vavilov, Huda Abdullah, Ahmad Kamal Ariffin

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Abstract

Carbon-carbon composites, or more precisely, carbon fibre reinforced carbon (C/C) are composed of carbon fibres in a carbon matrix. They are lightweight materials that can perform structurally at extreme temperatures and have superior thermal shock, toughness, ablation, and high-speed friction properties. C/C is widely use in aerospace and defence industries. However, like other composite, it is also sensitive to impact damage, therefore detecting damages in C/C is important for ensuring the structural integrity and safety. This paper presents an application of a novel non-destructive testing called Ultrasonic-stimulated Infrared Thermography (UIT) for a real-time impact damage detection in C/C. In this study, a short ultrasonic pulse (15 s) is applied to C/C plate which contained 6 artificial low energy impact damages. An infrared (IR) camera is used to observe and record the temperature change. From a sequence of thermogram, the defective area can be detected easily. The study demonstrates that UIT can successfully reveal the low energy impact damage in carbon composite structure or component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Characterization using X-Rays and Related Techniques
EditorsZainal Arifin Ahmad, Julie Juliewatty Mohamed, Muhammad Azwadi Sulaiman
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2019
EventInternational Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry 2018, ICXRI 2018 - Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Aug 201819 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2068
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry 2018, ICXRI 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKota Bharu, Kelantan
Period18.8.1819.8.18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Umar, M. Z., Vavilov, V., Abdullah, H., & Ariffin, A. K. (2019). Low energy impact damages detection in carbon fibre reinforced carbon using ultrasonic - Stimulated infrared thermography. In Z. A. Ahmad, J. J. Mohamed, & M. A. Sulaiman (Eds.), Materials Characterization using X-Rays and Related Techniques [020011] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2068). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5089310