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Quantitative determination of impact damage and other defects in carbon fiber composities by transient thermography
Author(s): Darryl P. Almond; Phillippe Delpech; M. Hosain Beheshtey; Peng Wen
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Paper Abstract

A quantitative assessment has been made of the performance of the transient thermography NDE method in the evaluation of defects in carbon-epoxy composite panels. Images have been obtained of artificial defects and their sizes are compared with the modeling predictions. Images have also been obtained of impact damage defects, impact energies up to 5 joules, and these results have been compared with defect images produced by ultrasonic c-scan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2944, Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites, (15 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259066
Show Author Affiliations
Darryl P. Almond, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Phillippe Delpech, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
M. Hosain Beheshtey, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Peng Wen, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2944:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites
Steven R. Doctor; Carol A. Nove; George Y. Baaklini, Editor(s)

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