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Nondestructive evaluation of ceramic matrix composites coupled with finite element analyses
Author(s): Ali Abdul-Aziz; George Y. Baaklini; Ramakrishna Bhatt
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Paper Abstract

Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are engineered materials filled with manufacturing anomalies, such as voids, delamination, or fiber cracking. In this paper a non- destructive evaluation (NDE) of a CMC tensile specimen is coupled with a finite element analysis to locate the failure location prior to the actual testing. The tensile CMC specimen is scanned with computed tomography (CT) along various planes. The majority of the observed anomalies are porosities in the matrix. The CT images are then used to reconstruct a 3-D volume of the specimen's gage section using velocity2 (an image processing software). Subsequently, a three dimensional finite element analysis (FEA) is carried out to include the scanned porosities. The stress variations along the scanned CT planes are determined, comparison of the FEA results with those extracted via NDS, and the test data are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4704, Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Civil Infrastructures, (18 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470733
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Ali Abdul-Aziz, Cleveland State Univ. and NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
George Y. Baaklini, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Ramakrishna Bhatt, U.S. Army Aviation System Command and NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4704:
Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Civil Infrastructures
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Steven M. Shepard; Dryver R. Huston; A. Emin Aktan; Peter J. Shull, Editor(s)

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