• Measurement of residual stresses in CFRP laminates by X-ray diffraction method

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      CFRP laminates; residual stresses; X-ray diffraction

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      The fabrication of CFRP laminates from prepregs involves curing at elevated temperatures. Residual stresses are set up due to the difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the matrix and the fibre. In this investigation, the X-ray diffraction method is used to measure the curing stresses in CFRP laminates by incorporating a very fine layer of aluminium particles during the lay up of the laminate. A calibration procedure is followed to correlate the strain in the crystalline particles, as measured by X-rays, with the composite strain and stress. Curing stresses measured by this technique are quite close to the value calculated from the differential coefficient of thermal expansion.

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      C Balasingh1 Vandana Singh1 2

      1. Materials Science Division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore - 560 017, India
      2. LEOS, ISRO, Pennya, Bangalore - 560 058, India
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