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Electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation of composites for Navy ship applications
Author(s): John M. Liu; Susan N. Vernon; Adrian D. Hellman; Tammy A. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

Glass fiber reinforced polymer composites are being considered by the US Navy for top-side structures on ships. Electronic equipment and personnel inside these structures must be protected from electromagnetic interference and radiation hazards from friendly and hostile sources. Since these composites are nondesctructive, metallic layers of various architectures, composition, and lay-ups have been incorporated into them for electromagnetic shielding. This paper will present electromagnetic NDE data on some of these metal-clad, nonconductive composites. Low frequency eddy-current test results will be compared to the electromagnetic shielding performance at microwave frequencies. Issues associated with corrosion will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2459, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212559
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Liu, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Susan N. Vernon, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Adrian D. Hellman, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Tammy A. Campbell, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2459:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications
Richard B. Mignogna, Editor(s)

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