Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace composites: Acoustic microscopy

B. R. Tittmann, C. Miyasaka, M. Guers, H. Kasano, H. Morita

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This chapter presents two case studies on the use of acoustic microscopy for the characterization of carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy composites (CFRP) and aramid fiber composites (AFRP). The emphasis is on impact damage ranging from hard impacts (bullets, micrometereorites, hail, etc.) to soft impacts (bird strike) typically encountered in aerospace applications. The chapter ends with challenges and future trends, such as the embedding of sensors in composite panels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNon-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Polymer Matrix Composites
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780857093448
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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