Acousto-Ultrasonic Evaluation of the Strength of Composite Material Adhesive Joints

  • V. K. Srivastava
  • R. Prakash


The aim of the present research program is to evaluate the tensile strength of adhesively bonded lap joints of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites by using the acoustoultrasonic technique. The results show that depending upon the application for which the particular adhesive joints are to be used, one may choose a confidence level and then using the correlation curves, one may obtain the upper and lower bonds of strength values for a particular stress wave factor.


Acoustic Emission Stress Wave Carbon Fibre Reinforce Plastic Glass Fibre Reinforce Plastic Fibre Reinforce Plastic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  • R. Prakash
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of TechnologyB.H.U.VaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Bio-Medical Engineering, Institute of TechnologyB.H.U.VaranasiIndia

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