Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

Ultrasonic C-scan inspection techniques are widely used for the non-destructive evaluation of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. A C-scan is any two-dimensional scan of a specimen that produces a map of a parameter, such as reflected amplitude, as it varies across the surface of the specimen. The technique can be used to detect, measure and characterize a wide range of manufacturing and in-service defects in these materials. At present there is no international or national standard operational procedure available for ultrasonic C-scan inspection of fiber-reinforced composite structures—current standards are directed towards the inspection of metals.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Systems, Reliability, Training

Section

System Reliability

Pages

2037-2044

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_264

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Ultrasonic C-Scan Standardization for Polymer-Matrix Composites - Acoustic Considerations

La Jolla, CA

Ultrasonic C-scan inspection techniques are widely used for the non-destructive evaluation of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. A C-scan is any two-dimensional scan of a specimen that produces a map of a parameter, such as reflected amplitude, as it varies across the surface of the specimen. The technique can be used to detect, measure and characterize a wide range of manufacturing and in-service defects in these materials. At present there is no international or national standard operational procedure available for ultrasonic C-scan inspection of fiber-reinforced composite structures—current standards are directed towards the inspection of metals.