Non-destructive monitoring of fiber dispersion in FRCS using AC-Impedance Spectroscopy

Ozyurt N., Mason T. O., Shah S. P.

16th European Conference of Fracture, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 3 - 07 July 2006, pp.285-286 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5104-3_33
  • City: Alexandroupoli
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-286
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.