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Current and future needs and research for composite materials NDE
Author(s): K. Elliott Cramer

Paper Abstract

The use of composite materials continues to increase in the aerospace community due to the potential benefits of reduced weight, increased strength, and manufacturability. The ability to characterize damage in carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite components is required to enable damage progression models capable of yielding accurate remaining life predictions. As these composite structures become larger and more complex, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques capable of quantifying and fully characterizing the material state are needed. This paper will present an overview of current NDE research activities for quantitative characterization of aerospace composites as well as a discussion of future directions in NDE research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10596, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII, 1059603 (22 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291921
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K. Elliott Cramer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10596:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII
Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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