Aim of this work is to study the effect of mechanical load and damages, on the performance ofstructural capacitors, made by CFRP composite laminates with a PET dielectric film (treated withsodium hydroxide) inserted at the laminate middle-plane. Such capacitors have been characterized byILSS and tensile tests and the properties so estimated were compared to those of the simple CFRP.By measuring the capacitance before mechanical loading, under loading and after unloading, it hasbeen observed that, due to the damage of the CFRP layers, proved also by proper fractographicanalysis, at high strain level the capacitance decreases although it exhibits a complete recovery afterunloading. Successive FEM analysis have been performed on structural capacitors to detect theinterlaminar stress field and to implement a suitable criterion that can be used at the design stage to areliable prediction of the failure load of such multifunctional CFRP composite materials.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|