Presenter Information

Wolfgang Sachse, Cornell University

Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1991 12:00 AM

Description

Because composite materials can be designed and fabricated to obtain specific mechanical properties at minimum weight, considerable effort has been placed on the application of thick composite materials to fabricate primary structural elements in high-performance systems such as solid rocket motors and submersible vessels. This requires composite materials which range in thickness from 1 to 8 in. and whose integrity must be assured. Thus, adequate nondestructive techniques must be available for the inspection of such materials and structures. If ultrasonic techniques can developed that will permit a non-destructive determination of the elastic properties and the detection of material inhomogeneities and flaws in these materials, they will play an essential role.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

10B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Engineered Materials

Section

"Thick" Composites

Pages

1575-1582

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3742-7_57

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Towards a Quantitative Ultrasonic NDE of Thick Composites

La Jolla, CA

Because composite materials can be designed and fabricated to obtain specific mechanical properties at minimum weight, considerable effort has been placed on the application of thick composite materials to fabricate primary structural elements in high-performance systems such as solid rocket motors and submersible vessels. This requires composite materials which range in thickness from 1 to 8 in. and whose integrity must be assured. Thus, adequate nondestructive techniques must be available for the inspection of such materials and structures. If ultrasonic techniques can developed that will permit a non-destructive determination of the elastic properties and the detection of material inhomogeneities and flaws in these materials, they will play an essential role.