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Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Polymer Matrix Composites

The increased use of polymer matrix composites in structural applications has led to the growing need for a very high level of quality control and testing of products to ensure and monitor performance over time. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of polymer matrix composites explores a range of NDE techniques and the use of these techniques in a variety of application areas.

Part one provides an overview of a range of NDE and NDT techniques including eddy current testing, shearography, ultrasonics, acoustic emission, and dielectrics. Part two highlights the use of NDE techniques for adhesively bonded applications. Part three focuses on NDE techniques for aerospace applications including the evaluation of aerospace composites for impact damage and flaw characterisation. Finally, the use of traditional and emerging NDE techniques in civil and marine applications is explored in part four.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of polymer matrix composites is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using polymer matrix composites, professionals requiring an understanding of non-destructive evaluation techniques, and academics interested in this field.

Hardbound, 716 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-344-8

Reviews

  • … can be recommended as a valuable source of up to date information on NDE, Roger Brown, Polymer Testing

Contents

  • Part 1 Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and non destructive testing (NDT) techniques: Introduction: The future of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM); Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Acoustic emission; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Eddy current techniques; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Introduction to shearography; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Digital shearography; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Dielectric techniques for testing partially or non-conducting composite materials; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Using ultrasound to monitor the curing of composites. Part 2 Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for adhesively bonded applications: Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Dielectric methods for testing adhesive bonds in composites; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Methods for testing adhesively-bonded composites; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Assessing debonding in sandwich panels using guided waves; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Detecting delamination defects using mechanical impedance, ultrasonic and infrared thermographic techniques. Part 3 Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques in aerospace applications: Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Application of infrared (IR) thermography; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Flaw characterisation; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Detecting impact damage; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Ultrasonic techniques; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Acoustic microscopy; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Structural health monitoring of aerospace structures using guided wave ultrasonics. Part 4 Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques in civil and marine applications: Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Techniques for civil structures; Non-destructive evaluation(NDE) of composites: Application of thermography for defect detection in rehabilitated structures; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Using shearography to detect bond defects; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Use of acoustic emission (AE) techniques; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Microwave techniques; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: using fiber optic sensors; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites: Infrared (IR) thermography of wind turbine blades; Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composites for marine structures: Detecting flaws using infrared thermography.

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