Oral Presentation International Conference on Tomography of Materials & Structures

Nanoscale and in-situ X-CT observation of crack initiation and propagation in CFRP with a full-field X-ray microscope (80)

Masao KIMURA 1 , Toshiki Watanabe 1 , Yasuo Takeichi 1 , Yasuhiro Niwa 1
  1. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, IBARAKI, Japan

Nanoscopic crack initiation and propagation in CFRP under applied stress was observed in-situ using X-ray microscopy with synchrotron radiation. It was shown that (a) de-bonding along the carbon fiber/plastic interfaces and (b) cracking within plastic are competing and the features are largely location-dependent.


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