Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1991 12:00 AM

Description

The detection of disbonds in riveted lap joints is of increasing interest to the aerospace community. For some cases a disbonded lapjoint gives rise to cracks at the rivets due to stress concentrations in the aluminum skin when the lapjoints are loaded. When a number of these cracks exist they have been known to suddenly link up and cause sudden failure of the part. Thermographic detection of these disbonds has advantages over other methods in that it is a noncontacting, quantitative method which can inspect large areas in a short period of time. By even application of heat to the outer surface of the lap joint, details of the inner structure become thermographically detectable. A disbond between layers of a laminated structure will prevent heat from penetrating from the surface layer to the subsurface layers and will result in an increase in surface temperature over the disbond.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

10B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Engineered Materials

Section

Joints

Pages

1367-1374

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3742-7_30

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Manufacturing Commons

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Numerical Simulations of Thermal Detection of Disbonds in Lap Joints

La Jolla, CA

The detection of disbonds in riveted lap joints is of increasing interest to the aerospace community. For some cases a disbonded lapjoint gives rise to cracks at the rivets due to stress concentrations in the aluminum skin when the lapjoints are loaded. When a number of these cracks exist they have been known to suddenly link up and cause sudden failure of the part. Thermographic detection of these disbonds has advantages over other methods in that it is a noncontacting, quantitative method which can inspect large areas in a short period of time. By even application of heat to the outer surface of the lap joint, details of the inner structure become thermographically detectable. A disbond between layers of a laminated structure will prevent heat from penetrating from the surface layer to the subsurface layers and will result in an increase in surface temperature over the disbond.