Monitoring Damage Characteristics in a Filled Elastomer under Cyclic Loading Using X-Ray Techniques
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV
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In this study, the damage fields near the crack tip in edge-cracked sheet specimens subjected to a constant strain rate of 0.05 min-exp -1 were investigated using real-time radiographic techniques. During the tests, Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Centers high-energy real-time x-ray system HERTIS was used to monitor damage initiation and evolution processes near the crack tip. The experimental findings indicate that x-ray technique is a promising technique to monitor damage evolution during crack propagation.
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