Surface evaluation of carbon fibre composites using wavelet texture analysis

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Title Surface evaluation of carbon fibre composites using wavelet texture analysis
Author Palmer, Stuart; Hall, Wayne
Journal Name Composites Part B: Engineering
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Strong and lightweight fibre reinforced polymeric composites now dominate the aerospace, marine and low-volume automotive sectors. The surface finish on exterior composite panels is of critical importance for customer satisfaction. This paper describes the application of wavelet texture analysis (WTA) to the task of automatically classifying the surface finish of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) samples into two quality grades. Automatic classification was successful for all but four samples out of 14,400 classification trial configurations, representing 403,200 sample classification attempts (28 attempts per configuration). This work establishes the principle of WTA as a basis for automatic surface finish classification of composite materials.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 43
Issue Number 2
Page from 621
Page to 626
ISSN 1359-8368
Date Accessioned 2012-01-30
Date Available 2012-09-10T22:59:38Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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