Location

Thousand Oaks, CA

Start Date

1975 12:00 AM

Description

While reasonably satisfactory methods exist for nondestructively determining t he presence or absence of an adhesive bond, no method exists for nondestructively determining the strength of what appears to be a good bond. Bonds that do not attain their full strength can be caused by a thin layer of contaminant , improper surface roughness, and a variety of other surface phenomena that are difficult to detect by conventional methods.l,2,3 One technique is to use an ultrasonic pulse to investigate the bond interface. Since the amplitude of the pulse reflected by t he bond interface is a f unction of the elastic properties of the bond, i t should be possible to correlate t he absolute ultrasonic reflectivity with t he bond strength.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Quantitative NDE

Chapter

8. Adhesives and Composites

Pages

613-630

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Methods Development for Non-Destructive Measurement of Bond Strength in Adhesively Bonded Structures

Thousand Oaks, CA

While reasonably satisfactory methods exist for nondestructively determining t he presence or absence of an adhesive bond, no method exists for nondestructively determining the strength of what appears to be a good bond. Bonds that do not attain their full strength can be caused by a thin layer of contaminant , improper surface roughness, and a variety of other surface phenomena that are difficult to detect by conventional methods.l,2,3 One technique is to use an ultrasonic pulse to investigate the bond interface. Since the amplitude of the pulse reflected by t he bond interface is a f unction of the elastic properties of the bond, i t should be possible to correlate t he absolute ultrasonic reflectivity with t he bond strength.