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Health monitoring of high performance composite pressure vessels,

Abstract : The most important form of damage in carbon fiber reinforced composite pressure vessels is the failure of the fibers however the rate of fiber failure is controlled by the viscoelastic nature of the matrix, which determines overall in-service lifetimes. This type of damage is very different from that encountered with metal pressure vessels and requires a detailed understanding in order to ensure reliability. Innovative proof testing methods based on these processes are necessary. The damage processes and the means of quantifying them are discussed. Their reliability under pressure over periods of decades is analyzed. Intrinsic safety factors linked directly to the properties of the composite components are proposed.
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Anthony R. Bunsell, Alain Thionnet. Health monitoring of high performance composite pressure vessels,. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering , 7, pp.420-430, 2018, Comprehensive Composite Materials II. ⟨hal-01610885⟩



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