16th European Conference of Fracture, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 3 - 07 July 2006, pp.285-286
Alternating Current-Impedance Spectroscopy (AC-IS) was used to study fiber dispersion characteristics in large-scale fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) specimens to understand the feasibility of AC-IS to be used to monitor fiber dispersion in industrial-scale specimens. Results showed that AC-IS can be developed as a non-destructive quality control technique. Fiber orientation and fiber segregation were also studied using alternate methods to verify the results of AC-IS experiments. Strong correlations were found between AC-IS and the alternate methods.