Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1991 12:00 AM

Description

In certain marine applications, thick polymer-composite materials may have to endure different operating environments than those experienced in traditional aerospace applications. In particular, structures made of such materials may experience very large compressive and bending forces. To prevent in-service failure, appropriate NDE methods and instrumentation are needed to characterize the state of the material. Specifically, in addition to detecting high-contrast anomalies (cracks and delaminations) it may be of interest to determine the pore content, measure the fiber volume, assess the severity of fiber waviness, and the like [1].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

10B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Instruments and Systems

Pages

2105-2112

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3742-7_126

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Apropriate Ultrasonic System Components for NDE of Thick Polymer-Composites

La Jolla, CA

In certain marine applications, thick polymer-composite materials may have to endure different operating environments than those experienced in traditional aerospace applications. In particular, structures made of such materials may experience very large compressive and bending forces. To prevent in-service failure, appropriate NDE methods and instrumentation are needed to characterize the state of the material. Specifically, in addition to detecting high-contrast anomalies (cracks and delaminations) it may be of interest to determine the pore content, measure the fiber volume, assess the severity of fiber waviness, and the like [1].