This paper presents a review and analysis of current non-destructive failure detection methods of composite materials and a brief outline of the build of a bamboo bicycle which has been used as a development platform and test bed for the initial development of a novel and practical non-destructive failure detection solution, which has future compatibility for carbon-fibre (CF)-based bicycles. The paper begins by presenting the current market condition of composite materials and in particular, CF and CF-reinforced plastic, and then follows onto failure modes and proceeds to investigate a comprehensive range of failure detection methods.
|Journal||Systems Science and Control Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Apr 2017|
- carbon fibre
- smart materials
- failure detection
- prediction mechanism