Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

Honeycomb sandwich structures are widely used in aerospace for their structural efficiency but one drawback has always been the cost of inspection. Inspection is required in these structures as they are normally highly loaded and relatively sensitive to the presence of defects. The manufacturing processes used (typically brazing, diffusion bonding or adhesive bonding) cannot be relied upon to produce defect free parts and thus a fairly lengthy and expensive inspection is performed.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Composites

Pages

1373-1380

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_176

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Thermographic Inspection of Metallic Honeycomb Sandwich Structures

Snowbird, UT, USA

Honeycomb sandwich structures are widely used in aerospace for their structural efficiency but one drawback has always been the cost of inspection. Inspection is required in these structures as they are normally highly loaded and relatively sensitive to the presence of defects. The manufacturing processes used (typically brazing, diffusion bonding or adhesive bonding) cannot be relied upon to produce defect free parts and thus a fairly lengthy and expensive inspection is performed.