Composites and woods elastic moduli characterization

Sonelastic® Systems is an advanced and non-destructive solution with excellent cost-benefit ratio for elastic moduli characterization of composites, woods and wood products. The Sonelastic® Systems employ the Impulse Excitation Technique in accordance with ASTM E1876-15 and provides highly reproducible results.

Samples of composites, wood and wood products 
Samples of composites, wood and wood products ready to be tested by Sonelastic® Systems.

Sonelastic® Systems apply the Impulse Excitation Technique and are in accordance with ASTM E1876-15 for the characterization of isotropic materials. The characterization of non-isotropic materials is an advanced application of the Impulse Excitation Technique that requires the preparation of more than one sample in dependence of the material symmetry (Please, see the Technical-scientific Informative Elastic Moduli characterization of composites using the Impulse Excitation Technique).

Applications

Sonelastic® Systems have a wide range of applications for composite, woods and wood products:
  • - Elastic moduli and damping characterization.
  • - Grading and quality control.
  • - Detection of defects.
  • - Monitoring of curing and drying processes.
  • - Finite element analysis (FEA) refining.
  • - Study of the temperature influence on the elastic properties.

Wood sample on the Sonelastic® SX-PD support.
Wood sample on the Sonelastic® SX-PD support.

Sonelastic® Systems applications examples

GCOMP/LAPOL/DEMAT/UFRGS

Characterization of composite materials elastic moduli.

UNESP Guaratinguetá

Characterization of aeronautical composites elastic moduli.

INT – Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia

Characterization of polymeric and composite materials elastic moduli.

EP-UFBA

Characterization of composite materials elastic moduli.

UNESP Itapeva

Natural, glued and agglomerated wood elastic moduli characterization.

FT-UFAM

Wood grading.

INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Native wood evaluation for musical instruments making.

Publications employing the Sonelastic® Systems

N. L Batista, K. Iha, E. C Botelho. Evaluation of weather influence on mechanical and viscoelastic properties of polyetherimide/carbon fiber composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites Vol 32, Issue 12, pp. 863 – 874 April-30-2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684413482994

J. H. S. Almeida, S. C. Amico, E. C. Botelho, F. D. R. Amado. Hybridization effect on the mechanical properties of curaua/glass fiber composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 55, 2013, Pages 492-497. ISSN 1359-8368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.07.014

J. H. S. Almeida, C. C. Angrizani, E. C. Botelho, S. C. Amico. Effect of fiber orientation on the shear behavior of glass fiber/epoxy composites. Materials & Design (1980-2015), Volume 65, 2015, Pages 789-795. ISSN 0261-3069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.10.003

BATISTA, Natassia Lona et al. Correlation between degree of crystallinity, morphology and mechanical properties of PPS/carbon fiber laminates. Mat. Res.. 2016, vol.19, n.1, pp.195-201. ISSN 1516-1439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1980-5373-MR-2015-0453

H. O. Silva, A. Andrianov, M. N. B. Júnior. Evaluation of the structural behavior of aluminum honeycomb sandwich panels for microsatellites. Proceedings of the CILAMCE 2016 - XXXVII Iberian Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, ABMEC, Brasília, DF, Brazil, November 6-9, 2016.

A. R. Feiferis and J. R. M. d’Almeida. Evaluation of Water Absorption Effects on the Mechanical Properties and Sound Propagation Behavior of Polyester Matrix- Sponge Gourd Reinforced Composite. Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers, 2016, 4, 26-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.12974/2311-8717.2016.04.01.4

L. R. S. Pereira, T. T. Maldonado; R. C. Alves, E. V. M. Carrasco. Estimativa do módulo de elasticidade em função da temperatura utilizando ondas de excitação. Anais do XV EBRAMEM - Encontro Brasileiro em Madeiras e em Estruturas de Madeira 09-11/Mai, 2016.

G. G. Cezário, B. A. G. C. Ferreira, D. W. Silva, A. P. Vilela, L. M. Mendes, R. F. Mendes. Efeito de diferentes tipos de revestimento na avaliação do módulo de elasticidade dinâmico em painéis MDF. Anais do XV EBRAMEM - Encontro Brasileiro em Madeiras e em Estruturas de Madeira 09-11/Mai, 2016.

Otani, L.B., Pereira, A.H.A.. Caracterização dos módulos elásticos de compósitos utilizando a Técnica de Excitação por Impulso - Informativo técnico-científico ITC-06. ATCP Engenharia Física, Divisão Sonelastic. Revisão 1.3, 18/12/2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2599.8248

Otani, L.B., Segundinho, P.G.A., Morales, E.A.M., Pereira, A.H.A.. Caracterização dos módulos elásticos de madeiras e derivados utilizando a Técnica de Excitação por Impulso. ATCP Engenharia Física, Divisão Sonelastic. Revisão 1.3, 25/02/2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4647.8242


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Composites elastic moduli characterization

Composites White Paper

This white paper presents the theory and proposal of a methodology for the non-destructive elastic moduli characterization of composites using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

Woods elastic moduli characterization

Woods White Paper

This white paper presents the theory and proposal of a methodology for the non-destructive elastic moduli characterization of woods and wood products using the Impulse Excitation Technique.

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic® Catalog

Sonelastic items technical catalog.

Sonelastic® Brochure

Folder Sonelastic

Sonelastic® Systems are modular and customizable instruments for fast, precise and non-destructive elastic moduli and damping characterization of materials using the Impulse Excitation Technique.