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Assessment of bond defects in adhesive joints before and after the treatment with laser generated shock waves
Author(s): Michael Kalms; Sandra Hellmers; Philipp Huke; Ralf B. Bergmann
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Paper Abstract

The verification of kissing bond defects with conventional nondestructive testing techniques is generally unsuccessful because kissing bonds behave very similar to an intact adhesive. Therefore, one has to apply a suitable method such as loading the adhesive joint using laser-generated shock waves in order to make this kind of defect detectable. The present work describes the results of experimental studies on nondestructive inspection of bond flaws in bonded joints of metal materials. While it is not the purpose of this work to evaluate or characterize shock waves, we demonstrate that kissing bond flaws can be made visible nondestructively using laser generated shock waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9063, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014, 906327 (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044792
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Michael Kalms, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Sandra Hellmers, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Philipp Huke, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Ralf B. Bergmann, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9063:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2014
H. Felix Wu; Tzu-Yang Yu; Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Peter J. Shull, Editor(s)

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