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dc.contributor.authorAlmuhammadi, Khaled H.
dc.contributor.authorSelvakumaran, Lakshmi
dc.contributor.authorAlfano, Marco
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yang
dc.contributor.authorBera, Tushar Kanti
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gilles
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-28T13:47:47Z
dc.date.available2015-10-28T13:47:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-23
dc.identifier.citationLaser-based surface preparation of composite laminates leads to improved electrodes for electrical measurements 2015 Applied Surface Science
dc.identifier.issn01694332
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.10.086
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/581350
dc.description.abstractElectrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a low-cost, fast and effective structural health monitoring technique that can be used on carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP). Electrodes are a key component of any EIT system and as such they should feature low resistivity as well as high robustness and reproducibility. Surface preparation is required prior to bonding of electrodes. Currently this task is mostly carried out by traditional sanding. However this is a time consuming procedure which can also induce damage to surface fibers and lead to spurious electrode properties. Here we propose an alternative processing technique based on the use of pulsed laser irradiation. The processing parameters that result in selective removal of the electrically insulating resin with minimum surface fiber damage are identified. A quantitative analysis of the electrical contact resistance is presented and the results are compared with those obtained using sanding.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0169433215025052
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Surface Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Surface Science, 19 October 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.10.086
dc.subjectLaminates
dc.subjectElectrical properties
dc.subjectSurface electrodes
dc.subjectLaser ablation
dc.titleLaser-based surface preparation of composite laminates leads to improved electrodes for electrical measurements
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Characterization
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalApplied Surface Science
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci 44C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personAlmuhammadi, Khaled
kaust.personSelvakumaran, Lakshmi
kaust.personYang, Yang
kaust.personBera, Tushar Kanti
kaust.personLubineau, Gilles
refterms.dateFOA2017-10-19T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2015-10-23
dc.date.published-print2015-12


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