Radio Frequency Health Monitoring of Composite Structures

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The objective of this thesis is to investigate and develop a Radio Frequency (RF) method to monitor internal stresses in composite structures. The premise behind the method is that a conductive fibre will reflect an incident RF wave and that the frequency of the reflected wave will be modulated as a function of the strain induced in the conductive fibre due to the stress in the surrounding composite matrix.


Dr Murat Tahtali (