Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

1-1-1996 12:00 AM

Description

Techniques that have been developed for adhesive bond inspection of metal structures are now being extended to composite doublers. The widespread use of these structures has necessitated strict requirements for bond quality; hence, many non-destructive testing methods have been developed[l]. Although point by point ultrasonic methods have been successfully developed, these methods tend to be tedious and are relatively insensitive to a weak interface or kissing bond. A global, guided wave inspection technique for bond inspection has been developed by the authors. This technique has proved to be successful for inspecting the integrity of structures with metal to metal adhesive bonds; such as tear straps and lap splice joints[2,3].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

15B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Bonded Joints

Pages

1291-1298

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_168

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Seattle, WA

Techniques that have been developed for adhesive bond inspection of metal structures are now being extended to composite doublers. The widespread use of these structures has necessitated strict requirements for bond quality; hence, many non-destructive testing methods have been developed[l]. Although point by point ultrasonic methods have been successfully developed, these methods tend to be tedious and are relatively insensitive to a weak interface or kissing bond. A global, guided wave inspection technique for bond inspection has been developed by the authors. This technique has proved to be successful for inspecting the integrity of structures with metal to metal adhesive bonds; such as tear straps and lap splice joints[2,3].