Rapid thermal non-destructive testing of aircraft components
Bates, D., Smith, G. F., Lu, Dawei and Hewit, J.. (2000) Rapid thermal non-destructive testing of aircraft components. Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol.31 (No.3). pp. 175-185. ISSN 1359-8368Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1359-8368(00)00005-6
This paper compares the use of different thermal non-destructive testing techniques to rapidly inspect carbon fibre composite aircraft components. Samples were prepared to simulate inclusions and barely visible impact damage in carbon fibre reinforced plastic laminate which represent faults in tho manufacturing process and in-service environment respectively. The limits of material fault detection were then compared for transient and lock-in thermography and the results were verified with underwater ultrasonic c-scans. The paper concludes that lock-in thermography is a more powerful technique to detect impact damage and that transient thermography is more suitable for detecting inclusions. Thermal non-destructive testing is up to 30 times quicker than underwater ultrasonic c-scanning and may ultimately provide the solution to the problem of rapid quantitative in-service and manufacturing process inspection of commercial aircraft components. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Nondestructive testing, Thermography|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Composites Part B: Engineering|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Sci Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 175-185|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||BAE SYSTEMS (Firm), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
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