This work presents a set of experimental results based on the measured thermoelastic signal from GRP composite coupons adopting different lay-ups. A comparison is made with the thermoelastic signal predicted by two different analytical models: one based on the classical law of the thermoelastic effect for orthotropic materials, and the other based on a novel theory accounting for the presence of a resin layer on the external surface of the composite structure. The composite coupons were designed such to determine a significant difference in the predictions made by the two theoretical models. Experimental results have shown a far better match with the predictions based on the novel theory accounting for the presence of a surface resin rich layer.
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