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Multi-lead Direct Current Potential Drop (DCPD) method for in-situ health monitoring of Ceramic Matrix Composites

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Yogesh Singh

University of Akron, ASEC 504, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA 44325
ysingh@uakron.edu

Michael Presby

University of Akron, ASEC 504, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA 44325
mjp80@zips.uakron.edu

Manigandan Kannan

University of Akron, ASEC 504, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA 44325
mk77@uakron.edu

Gregory Morscher

University of Akron, ASEC 504, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA 44325
gm33@uakron.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041271 History: Received July 30, 2018; Revised August 05, 2018

Abstract

The method of direct current potential drop (DCPD) can be utilized as an effective, and convenient approach for in-situ damage detection, and as a non-destructive evaluation technique. We present the results from use of a multiprobe DCPD technique for in-situ damage detection in loading of a SiC/SiC composite. It is shown that in three different modes of loading (monotonic, fatigue, and cyclic load-unload), the sensing capabilities of DCPD technique compares well to the techniques of modal acoustic emission (AE) and digital image correlation (DIC). It was also found that DCPD technique provides a far earlier warning of failure under fatigue loading than the other two methods. In addition, we show that strategically placed multiple voltage leads on the specimen surface provides a promising way of qualitatively determining the crack initiation site. Therefore, the use of multiple lead DCPD method, together with other techniques, provides a viable option for sensing damage in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) with complex geometries, and for applications at higher temperatures.

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