Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

New structural applications of polymer matrix composites require the use of thick sections. The fabrication and use of such thick sections create new needs for flaw detection and characterization which cannot be met adequately by conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE). These composites are susceptible to manufacturing defects due to thermal gradients and nonuniform resin bleeding during curing.

Volume

8B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Composites

Section

Composites—Defects

Pages

1605-1612

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_202

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Ultrasonic Techniques for Characterization of Manufacturing Defects in Thick Composites

La Jolla, CA

New structural applications of polymer matrix composites require the use of thick sections. The fabrication and use of such thick sections create new needs for flaw detection and characterization which cannot be met adequately by conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE). These composites are susceptible to manufacturing defects due to thermal gradients and nonuniform resin bleeding during curing.