Accession Number : AD0894082

Title :   Elastomer-to-Metal Adhesive Bonds - Adhesive Quality Determination by Ultrasonic Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Technical document,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Adamedes, Thomas C.

Report Date : 03 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : In this report, the field of ultrasonics is investigated as a possible candidate for inspecting the adhesive quality of bonds in elastomer/metal adhesive bonds. The nature of ultrasonics is examined and its outstanding parameters are defined. The elastomer-to-metal adhesive bond is analyzed and its failure modes are identified. The field of ultrasonic inspection is examined and its promising techniques explained, while the optimum ultrasonic parameters and techniques for the nondestructive examination of elastomer-to-metal adhesive bonds are identified. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *BONDED JOINTS, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, ULTRASONIC RADIATION, MECHANICAL WAVES, BONDING, ADHESIVES, ATTENUATION, TEST METHODS, METALS, ELASTOMERS.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE