Accession Number : AD0686466

Title :   NONDESTRUCTIVE TEST METHODS FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC/COMPOSITE MATERIALS,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Epstein,George

Report Date : 03 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A review is presented of various methods for nondestructive testing (NDT) of reinforced plastic/composite materials and structures. Visual inspections, ultrasonic methods, sonic methods, radiography, electrical properties, microwave techniques, thermal techniques, and other NDT methods are examined with regard to their characteristics, instrumentation, utility, and limitations. Recent developments are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), REINFORCING MATERIALS, VISUAL INSPECTION, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), LAMINATES, ULTRASONIC PROPERTIES, RAYLEIGH WAVES, CRACK PROPAGATION, MICROWAVES, RADIOGRAPHY, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL STABILITY

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE