Accession Number : AD0739780

Title :   Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection Applied to Composite Materials and Structures,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Owston,C. N. ; Jaffe,E. H.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The two contributions contained in this report deal with non-destructive testing applied to specimens and structural parts made of composite materials. In the first paper, some aspects of various inspection methods such as ultrasonics, radiography, eddy current and acoustic emission techniques applied to carbon fiber composites are described in connection with a discussion of possible failure mechanisms, especially in fatigue. The second paper shows the possibilities and limitations of NDI applied to the quality control of a primary structural part made of boron composite. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), AIRFRAMES, CARBON FIBERS, BORON, QUALITY CONTROL, ULTRASONIC RADIATION, RADIOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE