Tensile process of carbon fiber composite laminate was monitored by acoustic emission technique. And the acoustic emission signals by tensile specimens of different winding angles were analyzed. The results show that carbon fiber released signals of different characteristics in different stages. So, the acoustic emission technique can effectively distinguish the different stages such as delaminating, detaching and fracture. Also, different angles in specimen’s layers of carbon fiber had different mechanical properties and failure mechanisms. Analysis on experimental data showed that acoustic emission testing technique can determine the process of different internal activities in carbon fiber composite laminate. Therefore, it can be used in the integrity evaluation for carbon fiber composite materials.

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