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Transient thermography in the assessment of defects of aircraft composites


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Avdelidis, N. P., Almond, D. P. and Hawtin, B. C., 2003. Transient thermography in the assessment of defects of aircraft composites. NDT & E International, 36 (6), pp. 433-439.

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Abstract

Transient thermography was employed in the inspection of defects in various aircraft composite panels. Three different categories of defects were investigated in the laboratory; notches on aluminium alloy panels under carbon or boron composite patching, a simulation of delamination on a boron composite patch, and fibre breakout on carbon composites. In all situations, the defects were artificially created. After detecting the defects, quantitative analysis concerning the contrast of the detected defects was carried out. Finally, information about the size of the artificial delaminated panel in relation to transient time was also performed.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsAvdelidis, N. P., Almond, D. P. and Hawtin, B. C.
DOI10.1016/S0963-8695(03)00052-5
Uncontrolled Keywordscontrast, defect size, thermography, transient time, composites
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code2567

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