Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

The ability to ensure the integrity and reliability of adhesive joints is essential to increased use of lightweight materials in the automotive industry [1]. For manufacturing applications, on-line inspection techniques must be fast, accurate with limited access to parts, robust in manufacturing environments and available at reasonable cost. The work presented here is part of a project in which nondestructive techniques are being evaluated to access their ability to detect and characterize flaws in adhesive joints in metals and composite materials. The long-term goal of the project is development of a prototype on-line inspection system for automobile structural members.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Coatings, Films and Bond

Pages

1387-1394

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_179

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Imaging Flaws in Adhesive Joints Using Acoustic Techniques and Infrared Thermography

La Jolla, CA

The ability to ensure the integrity and reliability of adhesive joints is essential to increased use of lightweight materials in the automotive industry [1]. For manufacturing applications, on-line inspection techniques must be fast, accurate with limited access to parts, robust in manufacturing environments and available at reasonable cost. The work presented here is part of a project in which nondestructive techniques are being evaluated to access their ability to detect and characterize flaws in adhesive joints in metals and composite materials. The long-term goal of the project is development of a prototype on-line inspection system for automobile structural members.